KOLKATA: The devotees of ISKCON Mayapur celebrated Guru Purnima with fervour. A spiritual congregation by the name of Sri Sri Guru Purnima Mahautsav was organised at Geeta Bhavan complex of the temple.
In Indian culture, Guru is referred to one who dispels the darkness of ignorance from his disciple’s life and leads the aspirant on the path to enlightenment, hence on this day of Guru Purnima, the disciple takes the opportunity to express his gratitude.
The main objective of the Mahautsav was to spread the message of Sri Chaitanya MahaPrabu, who believed that the practice of Sanatan Dharma can be a harbinger of universal brotherhood and make the world a better place to live. As many as 300 distinguished people of the Nadia district belonging to different walks of society attended the programme. Later, they were served with sumptuous MahaPrasad prepared by the devotees.