Who is Guru and Types of Guru as per Skanda Purana?
Guru is the one who takes you towards light from dark. As per Sakand Purana, there are seven types of Guru. (i) Suchak Guru – who teaches us different subject in schools & institutions (ii) Vachak Guru – who orates & guides on who is God (iii) Baudhak Guru – who guides you about spiritualism and relevant methods – (iv) Nishidh Guru – who teaches you black Tantra tricks to harm others, wise men avoid such type of Guru (v) Vihit Guru – who guides you about how to initiate the journey of spiritualism (vi) Karnakhya Guru – who encourages you to become an ascetic leaving the rest (vi) Param Gur – who wards off your fears with Shakti Path & frees you from the bondage of life & death. One obtains Param Guru due to the merits of past births, not otherwise.