10 Easy Hindi Words For Teachers Day!

Hindi words for Teachers Day

Teachers have always held an esteemed and respected position in the Indian society. In fact, the word “Guru” (गुरु) that has became so popular across the globe is a Hindi word for ‘teacher’. From ancient Guru Drona to modern day Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, India has seen and revered its teachers or “gurus” next only to God. The country and its culture has a long drawn tradition of the “Guru-Shishya parampara” (गुरु शिष्य परम्परा) which could roughly be translated as ‘teacher-student lineage’ in the English language.

In this blog, let’s look at this incredible concept as well as the Hindi words for Teachers Day wishes.

The Role Of Teachers In Indian Culture

Indians celebrate Teachers Day (Shikshak Diwas – शिक्षक दिवस) twice a year on different dates. The one celebrated on September 5th as the official Teachers Day is to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India and a renowned philosopher. This is a government mandated day to honor the remarkable man who was not only a great scholar but also an inspirational teacher.

The other celebration is known as “Guru Purnima” and is celebrated as a festival or holiday on the full moon day of the “Ashadh” month (June-July) of the Hindu calendar. This religious/ spiritual occasion is celebrated by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains to honor their spiritual and academic gurus.

On both the days, students pay respect and gratitude to their teachers.

List Of Hindi Words For Teachers Day

EnglishHindiTranscription
Teacherशिक्षकShikshak
Teacherअध्यापकAdhyaapak
Mentor/ Guide/ Spiritual MasterगुरुGuru
Studentविद्यार्थीVidyaarthi
School Studentछात्रChhaatra
Discipleशिष्यShishya
Teacher’s Dayशिक्षक दिवसShikshak Diwas
Guru Purnima (Celebrating Teachers on a Full Moon Day)गुरु पूर्णिमाGuru Purnima
Master-Disciple lineageगुरु शिष्य परम्पराGuru-Shishya Paramparaa
Teacher’s Feeगुरु दक्षिणाGuru Dakshina
Educationशिक्षाShiksha

The Concept Of Guru Vs God

Historically, India has been a land of diverse knowledge systems, from mathematics and science to philosophy and spirituality. Gurus played a pivotal role in preserving and transmitting this vast knowledge. They were revered as mentors, guiding their disciples not only in academic pursuits but also in matters of ethics, morality, and personal growth.

The word “Guru” find its roots in Sanskrit and is made up of “Gu” which means ignorance and “Ru” meaning ‘remover of’. Thus, Guru is the remover of ignorance. In broader terms, it means the one who shows you the path to Truth/ Enlightenment.

There is a very popular couplet by one of the most celebrated medieval Hindi poets, named Kabir Das, which succinctly summarizes the reverence given to a teacher or Guru in the India culture.

Kabir Das wrote: “Guru gobind dou khade, kaake laage paaye, balihaari guru aapne gobind diyo bataaye.” The couplet roughly translates to: My Guru and the God, both are standing before me. Whom should I defer/ bow down to first? It is you, my Guru, who I bow down to first as you are the one who showed me the (path to) God.

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The Concept Of Guru Shishya Parampara

This reverence is rooted in the ancient Indian tradition known as “Guru Shishya parampara,” which translates to the teacher-disciple lineage. This concept embodies the relationship between a guru (mentor) and shishya (disciple), emphasizing the transfer of knowledge, values, and spiritual wisdom from one generation to the next.

The Guru Shishya parampara has profound historical and cultural roots in Indian society, shaping its educational, spiritual, and social fabric. Spiritual leaders like Swami Vivekananda and Yogananda Paramhansa, who were deeply influenced and taught by their respective gurus Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and Sri Yukteshwar Giri, brought Indian philosophy and spirituality to the global stage. Their teachings continue to inspire people around the world to this day.

In the field of classical music, the Guru Shishya parampara has been instrumental in nurturing and preserving India’s rich musical heritage. Legends like Ravi Shankar and Ustad Zakir Hussain had gurus who imparted their knowledge to senior students, ensuring the continuity of classical music traditions for generations.

Guru Dakshina

An important part of this cultural concept is “Guru Dakshina” (the teacher’s fee, written as गुरु दक्षिणा in Hindi) and going by the concept so far, it is of course not always in monetary terms. It is a token of appreciation, respect and gratitude given by the disciple to the guru for the knowledge, inspiration, guidance, and wisdom imparted.

One of the mythological tales of Guru Dakshina depict how Eklavya, one of the characters of Mahabharata – the epic Hindu Saga – unflinchingly severed his thumb and gifted it to his teacher, Guru Drona, to show his utmost reverence and discipleship towards him.

Teachers Day Wishes

Let’s take a look at some Hindi greetings to wish your teacher this Teacher’s Day.

EnglishHindiTranscription
Happy Teacher’s Dayशिक्षक दिवस की शुभकामनाShikshak diwas ki shubhkaamanaa
I am grateful for the knowledge you shared with meआपके दिए ज्ञान के लिए मैं आपका/ आपकी आभारी हूँAapke diye gyaan ke liye main aapkaa/ aapki aabhaari hoon
Thank you for accepting me as your studentमुझे अपने छात्र के रूप में अपनाने के लिए धन्यवादMujhe apane chhaatra ke roop mein apnaane ke lie dhanyawaad
Thank you for being my mentorमेरा गुरु बनने के लिए धन्यवादMera guru banane ke lie dhanyawaad

Wrap Up

In contemporary education, gurus, often in the form of teachers, continue to shape the minds of millions of students across India. The teacher’s role extends beyond academic instruction to instill values, discipline, and a sense of duty in their students.

One of the most loved and best teachers in the recent history of modern India has been Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, country’s 11th president and a distinguished Indian scientist, known as the “Missile Man of India”. His contributions to space research and his inspirational leadership in promoting science and education made him the most beloved teacher of contemporary India. The revered man, in fact, breathed his last doing what he loved the most – teaching to a class full of students.

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Learn Hindi With Ling

Now that you have gained a list of Hindi vocabulary for the Teachers Day, why not look up some more for other concepts as well? You’ll find that Ling app has a vast collection of words and phrases in the Hindi language for your daily life use.

And the best part? The Ling app, with its gamified interface and speech recognition technology, makes for a perfect Hindi teaching tool that is fun, engaging and informative at the same time! What’s more, you can even have conversations in Hindi with its AI-powered chatbot without breaking your head over the usual difficult learning challenges.

So, what are you waiting for? Open your App Store or Play Store and download the Ling app now!

And a happy teachers day to all the teachers!

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