Healthy Offerings Made to the Gurus -Guru Purnima

By Nmami Agarwal     16-Jul 2019

Healthy Offerings  Made to the Gurus -Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima holds the auspiciousness and religious significance in Hindu mythology. The day is generally celebrated on the day of full moon in the month of Ashadha according to the Hindu Lunar Calendar. Guru purnima is celebrated to worship teachers, gurus or mentors who have taught the life learning lessons. In this blog post you will get familiar with the story behind guru purnima and what to offer your gurus to honor the guru (teacher) and shisheya (student) relation.

Guru Purnima is also known by the name of Vyasa Purnima as it is celebrated on the occasion of Veda Vyasa’s birth anniversary. Respectable Veda Vyasa was the writer/author of the Hindu mythology epic by the name- Mahabharata. In Hindu culture, Sri Madhvacharya, Sri Ramanuja Acharya and Adi Shankara, are the respected and notable Gurus. Disciples of Gautam Buddha honors and remembers him on this day.

Gurus who help us lead on to the honest path and spirituality, guided us in making right choices and forgiving, are meant to be honored. Following are the traditional sweets to honor your gurus. Try and share the offering options. Have a look!

  • Panchamrut With Banana: Panchamrut is an ancient food that is typically offered to gods while worshiping. It’s prepared from curd which later on is served as panchamrut with holy basil leaves in it and fresh cut banana pieces. Ingredients of panchamrut makes it prefect to offer your guru on the occasion of guru purnima since they are the sole teacher of our lives who teach us the life time lessons.
  • Nuts Kheer: Nuts kheer is another option that holds the religious and traditional serenities. Again it is the dish prepared by using least ingredients consisting milk, sewaiya, jaggery and nuts of your choice. These least ingredients used in this dish also makes is nutritious and perfect to offer your gurus. Try sticking to the use of jaggery instead using refined sugar.
  • Dates Barfi: Dates barfi is the last yet the sweetest and health giving sweet to be offered to your gurus on this auspicious day. The only ingredients it requires are dates, jaggery, desi ghee and nuts. Healthful sweetness of dates barfi will provide you the needed nourishment to the body.

Over to you
Don’t let your gurus drift apart from your life learning lessons and behold them by offering healthy sweetness. Above mentioned healthful homemade sweets are the good and traditional options you can opt for and add the value to the health nourishment.


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2 small beets

Few sprigs of thyme

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Salt- as per taste

Calorie = 112 kcal
Protein = 2.8 grams
Carbohydrates = 14.8 grams
Fat = 4.7 grams
Recommended for- High Blood Pressure and Digestion
Course- Evening Snack


Cut beets into thin slices

Put them in a saucepan, with some water. Boil until tender

Next, light your charcoal or barbecue fire

Take a large piece of foil and lay the beets in them. Brush a little olive oil and top with thyme and lemon zest.

Fold the foil and twist the ends together. Punch small holes in the foil with the help of a knife or fork.

Leave it to cook for 15-20 minutes.

Once cooked, allow it to cool and then discard the charred skin.

Toss with salt and pepper, and serve.

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