According to Jain traditions, the full day moon day Ashada lunar month signifies the day on which Lord Mohair became a Guru himself and is marked with special veneration to one's Gurus and teachers, said monk Shashank Sagar while explaining the importance of a Guru as a spiritual guide to worldly people.
The followers of Jainism washed the feet of both male and female monks and observed special Mahamandal pooja. Monk Vimad Sagar said the one must never leave his or her Guru and follow the path of ethical living; Aryika Garavmati explained that the word GURU was made of three letters wherein Ga stands for Gambhir (profound), R for Rahasaypurn (Mystic) and U stands for Udar (Large hearted).
In her discourse on Guru's relevance in life, Aryika Shristibhushan said that Gurus teach us to follow a righteous life, therefore, it was essential for everyone to have a spiritual guide. Muni Amit Sagar said that we must never miss an opportunity to have the company of our Gurus as such communion is rare in life.