"Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu
Gurur Devo Maheshwaraha
Guru Saakshaata Parabrahma
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namaha"
Guru is the embodiment of the trinity Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva who creates, sustains knowledge and eliminates ignorance.
Guru is the creator like lord Brahma, who inculcates knowledge to create awareness about the facts of life. Guru is the preserver like lord Vishnu who aids to sustain the creation. Guru is the destroyer like lord Shiva, of ignorance who assists to remove ignorance from the mind.
Guru is the absolute God in himself. Pious salutations to that Guru who is the dispeller of darkness.