Gurukul

Gurukul

A 'gurukul' or 'vedic school' (Sanskrit guru "teacher" or "master"; kul domain, from kula, "extended family") is a type of school in India and in several other countries, residential in nature, with pupils shishya living near the guru, often within the same house. In a gurukul, shishyas live together as equals, irrespective of their social standing, learn from the guru and help the guru in his day-to-day life, including the carrying out of mundane chores such as washing clothes, cooking, etc. The guru-shishya tradition (parampara) is a hallowed one in Hinduism and appears in other religious groups in India, such as Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.A 'gurukul' or 'vedic school' (Sanskrit guru "teacher" or "master"; kul domain, from kula, "extended family") is a type of school in India and in several other countries, residential in nature, with pupils shishya living near the guru, often within the same house. In a gurukul, shishyas live together as equals, irrespective of their social standing, learn from the guru and help the guru in his day-to-day life, including the carrying out of mundane chores such as washing clothes, cooking, etc. The guru-shishya tradition (parampara) is a hallowed one in Hinduism and appears in other religious groups in India, such as Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism.

Typically, a guru does not receive any fees from the shishyas studying with him. At the end of his studies, a shishya offers the guru dakshina before leaving the "gurukul" or ashram. The gurudakshina is a traditional gesture of acknowledgment, respect and thanks to the great guru, which may be monetary, but may also be a special task the teacher wants the student to accomplish. While living in a gurukul the students had to be away from his house and family completely. The gurus didn't take any fees and so they had to serve the guru.

Read more about Gurukul:  History, Recent Developments

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