Jai Gurudev.
 With the loving blessing of Poojya Guruji we started our Matru Mandir last year on the auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima. Today on completion of first year all the babies offered flowers to all the great masters and received their blessings for the journey in knowledge seeking.
 With great love and pleasure we invite you for celebrating Guru Poornima tomorrow – Saturday July 16th.– from 9 am onwards at “Matru Mandir” – 18062 Norwood Park Place, Tustin CA 92780.
 All of you are welcome to join our Matru Mandir babies in offering love & gratitude. Offering our sincere thanks to those who have helped us to grow in our life is an important Samskaras. In Rishi Culture Guru Poornima is celebrated with great joy. Please don’t miss this opportunity to involve your children in this important event.
 You may bring some fruits, flowers. Prasad will be served at 12 noon.
If you wish to volunteer for cooking call us on 949 705 6670.
Matru Mandir & LiYA USA team
Guru Purnima, or the Full Moon of the Guru, is celebrated in the month of Ashadha (July-August). This day is significant for disciples who seek to get initiated by their Guru, students who desire to get the blessings of their teachers, and for everyone who wants to honor persons of great wisdom and learning. This is a rare time to solve unsolved problems.
The Greatness of Guru
The Guru is considered an embodiment of the archetypes Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. As per a Vedic saying, Guru’s form is the basis of meditation, Guru’s feet are the basis of worship, Guru’s words are the basis of mantra (sacred sound), and Guru’s grace is the basis of enlightenment.
The word ‘Guru’ means remover of darkness (In Sanskrit, “Gu” means darkness, “Ru” means remover). Thus, Guru Purnima is the day of eradicating ignorance and illuminating our lives with knowledge. On this day, Guru can inspire us to overcome our limitations and conjure a life of wonderful possibilities.

Time for Spiritual Renewal

 The Full Moon represents enlightenment, which is the full flowering of consciousness. On the Vedic calendar, Guru Purnima is the Full Moon that falls near the summer solstice, the month of greatest light. This Full Moon is important because it is the time when all divine teachers shower blessings on the earth providing increased energy for our spiritual awakening.
On Guru Purnima, grace from these Masters is easily accessible to all those who think of them.
 Also, there is a Guru element inherent in all of us. Accessing the energy of the vortexes visited by Siddha Gurus can help in the unfolding of that element within us, so that higher wisdom can effortlessly descend upon us.
For Guru Poornima 2011, Pujya Guruji has ordained a one-week Silence Sadhana Shibir in Katarkhadak from July 8 to July 15.
Pujya Guruji will himself be present at Katarkhadak during this Shibir including the day of July 15 which is the day of Guru Poornima 2011.