"Guśabdastvandhakāraḥ syāt ruśabdastannirodhakaḥ,
The syllable "Gu" means darkness and ignorance. The syllable 'Ru' means eradication of darkness or ignorance. Because of the power to dispel darkness, the guru is thus named.
Indian classical art forms have followed the Guru-Shishya Parampara from time immemorial. Dhanalakshmi attributes all her success and achievements to her Gurus and teachers who have always been a ray of enlightenment to her.