Guru means: From the darkness into the light! The term Guru is composed of Gu and Ru. The Sanskrit word Gu means darkness or ignorance and the word Ru means the one who removes this darkness. Therefore, one who takes the darkness and ignorance from us is a guru. Guru-purnima means the night of the guru.
A guru is not just a teacher. He is the one who is able to dispel spiritual darkness. Ignorance, avidya, is considered by Hindus (and Buddhists) to be the cause of all suffering and the endless wheel of rebirths (samsara). A guru can free man from this and lead him back to his true origin.
Hanuman can be our direct guru. Once he communicates with our soul, we reach certain states of enlightenment. This is the reason why Gurupurnima and reciting the Hanuman Chalisa are so particularly significant.
For the time being, the Chalisa will only take place online. More info will follow soon.
All the love – Your Bharati