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Teachers Day special Five Best examples of teacher student relationship in Hindu mythology

Teacher-student relation is one of the pure and best relationship in the world. Teachers are not only that person who teaches in a classroom but people who can inspire, encourages one to become a successful and fine personality in the society. There are several examples in the world of a good teacher such as Sachin Tendulkar, Mahatma Gandhi, Shakespeare, Amitabh Bachchan and many more. The teacher student relationship is present from ages on this planet. Even in the hindu mythology there are many examples of good teacher-student bonds. Here’re five famous teacher-student relationships from Hindu Mythology:

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 September 2017, 06:00:41 AM
Dronacharya – Arjun

Dronacharya – Arjun

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Serving as a teacher for the royal prince, Dronacharya found that Arjun was an extraordinary student. Starting from the first test, Dronacharya saw immense determination and focus in him that he predicted that one day he will become a great warrior. Seeing such immense talent in Arjun, Dronacharya bestowed him with special wisdom of the Devshastras and the mystical bow of Brahma.
Lord Hanuman – Lord Surya

Lord Hanuman – Lord Surya

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Teacher-student relation is one of the pure and best relationship in the world. Teachers are not only that person who teaches in a classroom but people who can inspire, encourages one to become a successful and fine personality in the society. There are several examples in the world of a good teacher such as Sachin Tendulkar, Mahatma Gandhi, Shakespeare, Amitabh Bachchan and many more. The teacher student relationship is present from ages on this planet. Even in the hindu mythology there are many examples of good teacher-student bonds. Here’re five famous teacher-student relationships from Hindu Mythology: As per Hindu mythology, all the knowledge in the world lies in the ancient books called the vedas. And, the vedas are in the care of Lord Surya. Hanuman humbly approached the rising Sun God and asked “Oh brilliance unlimited, light up my soul’’. To which Lord Surya was pleased with Hanuman’s manners and told him “You are a good monkey. I would love to teach you, but you can see that I am moving forward constantly. I just don’t have time’’. But the clever little Hanuman had already found a solution to the problem. “That is all right Sir, you can keep moving while you give me lessons. I will take my lessons and keep moving backward at the same speed’’. Lord Surya laughed and began giving lessons to Hanuman. After the lessons were over, Lord Hanuman requested the Lord Surya for his dues to the teacher (Gurudakshina). Lord Surya said the pleasure of teaching such dedicated student is a fee in itself. But Hanuman still insisted, upon which Lord Surya asked him to help his spiritual son Sugriva, who is also the prince of Kishkinda.
Sandipani – Lord Krishna

Sandipani – Lord Krishna

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Sandipani was the teacher of Lord Krishna and Balrama. Both the brothers along with their friend Sudama went to study at Guru Sandipani’s Ashram. After the completion of their studies, they asked him to name his Gurudakshina. Sandipani asked Lord Krishna to restore his son lost in ocean at Prabhas. Both the brothers went in search of his lost son. When they reach Prabhas, they found that his son had been taken hostage by the demon Shankhasur beaneath the ocean. They saved Sandipani’s son from the demon and handed over to him.
Parshuram – Bhishma

Parshuram – Bhishma

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Parshuram took vow of never teaching to the Kshatriyas. He was never against the caste but due to the Adharmic path of Kshatriyas in which they keep themselves busy in enjoyments, drinks and women. But, Parshuram taught Bhishma, even though he was a Kshatriya because Bhishma was not a tyrant and was a follower of moral Dharma. Morover, Parshuram was a Rishi and the incarnation of God, he could easily see that Bhishma was not an ordinary man, thus Parshuram liked him, broke his vow and accepted him as his pupil and taught him.
Rama – Vasishta

Rama – Vasishta

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Rama along with his brothers received their education from the royal teachers under the guidance of Vasishta. By the time Vishwamitra approached King Dasaratha ot take Rama and Lakshman along with him, who taught them mantras ‘Bala’ and ‘Atibalas’ to ward off hunger and thirst.