Guru word is made up of two root words Gu and Ru. Gu means darkness, and Ru means remover. Thus, guru stands for the teacher who is the remover of darkness and is the harbinger of enlightenment.
What is the Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Sloka?
The auspicious Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu mantra or Sloka is recited and chanted on teachers’ day and Guru Purnima. Thsis Sloka is dedicated to teacher, Guru.
“Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara; Guru Sakshat Param Brahma, Tasmai Shri Guravay Namah”.
Meaning of Guru Brahma Mantra
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा ग्रुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः।
गुरुः साक्षात् परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः।।
Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Sloka Meaning in Hindi
Hindi Translation:- गुरु ब्रह्मा है, गुरु विष्णु है, और गुरु ही भगवान शंकर है। गुरु हि साक्षात् परब्रह्म है, उन सद्गुरु को प्रणाम करता हूँ।
Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Sloka Meaning in English
English Translation:- I salute the Guru, who is the Brahma (the creator), the Vishnu (the creator) and Shiva (the destroyer). I bow before the Guru, who is the personification of the Trinity.
Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Sloka Explanation
Guru Brahma means Guru is Brahma, who is the Lord of Creation, also called as Generator, Guru Vishnu means Guru is Vishnu (Vishnu is the Lord who is called organizer), Guru Devo Maheshwarah means Guru is the Maheshwara (Shiva or the destroyer), Guru Sakshat Parabrahma means Parbrahma viz. the supreme god or almighty.
Since Guru leads to a path of light, Guru is that Para Brahma. Tasmai Shree Guruve Namah means we bow to that Guru the guru referred to earlier.
Thus, as a realized soul, Guru is the embodiment of Para Brahma, the ultimate Godhead.