Many Hindus have a common misconception that Nyana Kadavul (Lord of Wisdom) Dhakshinamoorthy is Guru Bhagawan (Planet Guru) and visit the Lord's temple to receive His blessings for Guru Peyarchi every year.
That's not right! Guru Peyarchi happens when one of the nine planets (Navagraha), Guru Bhagawan transits from one zodiac sign to another. Lord Dhakshinamoorthy is one of the manifestations of Lord Shiva in the form of a teacher (Guru), which explains the misconception.
This year, Guru moves from Viruchigam Raasi to Thanusu Raasi and His change in position will affect all the zodiac signs differently. Which is why people are curious to find out about their horoscope readings during this period to learn how their life is about to change.
If you are wondering how 2019 - 2020 is going to be for your zodiac sign, check out our Guru Peyarchi Rasipalan video featuring Kalakka Povathu Yaaru Aranthangi Nisha who read the horoscopes in her own comic style:
So, now that you are done watching the video, what's next? Usually, Hindus seek the blessings of Guru Bhagawan after the transit in order to lessen the hurdles they will be facing during the one-year period or until the next Guru Peyarchi.
How Do You Worship Guru Bhagawan?
It's generally believed that if devotees perform practices and rituals favoured by Guru Bhagawan, He will shower blessings on them and decrease the negative impact.
Here are some examples:
- Respect and assist the poor and disadvantaged
- Donate food for those who are in hunger
- Respect and be grateful to the teachers in your life (Mother, Father, Teachers, Idols, Mentors and etc.)
- Provide educational or financial assistance to students
- Donate food to cows
- Show love and respect to all living things
Yes, it's as simple as that. Guru Bhagawan is not be easily impressed by materialistic goods or prayers. It's your love and kindness that will make Him grant his blessings.
Apart from this, Lord Shiva and Lord Murugan are auspicious Gods for Guru Bhagawan and worshipping them during these times will reap many spiritual benefits. You may go to temple on Thursdays as it's an auspicious day for Guru Bhagawan.
If you want to know more about how to get Guru Bhagawan's blessings, check out this video:
If you have any worries that this Guru Peyarchi might not be in your favour, fear not. Follow these practices and believe that everything happens for a reason and God is with you in every step of the way. Good day!
Source: Athma Gnana Maiyam
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