O teacher – a tribute to you

In Indian culture, teacher is given a higher position than father and mother. Teacher All over the world, a teacher holds an exalted place. It is the teacher who is responsible for his pupil’s  welfare and his education. So, he is given a special place all over the world from ancient times to today as […]

What Arjuna gave to his teacher as Gurudakshina?

Arjuna’s gurudakshina to his teacher One wonders that what kind of gurudakshina Arjuna offered to his teacher, Drona. Drona gone to great lengths to ensure that Arjuna becomes  the best archer in the world. We find only one story, and that too was a gurudakhina by all pandavas, when the captured Drupad, once a close […]

Aruni and Dhoumya – teacher and student example

Aruni – the real disciple of his teacher We find many examples highlighting teacher and pupil’s relationship or depicting the devotion of the disciple towards its teacher. Ekalavya, Karna, Ram, Krishna all great gods of Indian mythology were great pupils as well. One such disciple is Aruni. Aruni was in gurukul – The teacher’s abode […]

Gurudakshina – offering to teacher

Gurudakshina – importance of teacher Teacher or Guru is given tremendous importance in Indian culture, The Guru or  teacher is greater than father in Indian culture. Though there are numerous incidents available depicting pupils who have sacrificed for their Gurus, many people do not know that Krishna was one such pupil who went to great […]