In Sanatana Dharma, a Guru is a revered, knowledgeable and wise person that guides one to enlightenment. Hinduism accords the Guru an exalted position, next only to God! The full moon day in the Shravana/Ashada month is celebrated as Guru Purnima, a day that is spent in honouring and expressing gratitude to all the great sages as well as ones’s lineage of Gurus. The day is also known as Vyasar Purnima in honour of Sage Veda Vyasa who was the compiler of the Vedas and Puranas and a great Guru himself.
Everything you wanted to know about Vibhuti
Vibuti, also commonly known as Tiruneer or Bhasmam is a a sacred ash that is used by Hindus, especially those that follow Shaivism. But generally speaking, the word Vibhuti refers to the great power or siddhis, and is used in the context of God. The adjective ‘Vibhatva’ in Sanskrit is used to describe the power that Nature possesses to create, maintain and even destroy the universe. And the aura that radiates from this kind of power is called vibhati.