On 16th July, Tuesday, Karuna Manor Care Home in Harrow celebrated Guru Purnima - a day dedicated to all Gurus (teachers) - for their knowledge, patience, teaching, and understanding. The temple gods were decorated with flowers and other shrines to demonstrate gratitude by our priest and residents.
The ceremony was started with the priest’s sermon for Karuna Manor’s residents on what the ego is and what it does and how attachments in relationships are formed. The ceremony was followed by bhajans and aarti, by residents, relatives and team members, in turns where they offered their prayers to thank their Gurus.
One of the residents at Karuna Manor was a teacher in the past and during this session, she took opportunity to teach Gujarati to other residents who are not fluent in the language by reciting and getting them to repeat Bhajans. This was an interactive session for residents at the home whereby they shared their views and past experiences about their Gurus – Teachers and thanked all the team members for arranging this ceremony.