Full moon day during Ashadha month is known as Guru Purnima day. Traditionally this day is reserved for Guru Puja or Guru Worship. On this day Hindus and Buddhist in Nepal observed the Guru Purnima. This day disciples offer Puja or pay respect to their Gurus. Guru refers to spiritual guide who enlighten disciples by his knowledge and teachings.
Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima and this day is commemorated as birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa. Veda Vyasa was the author as well as a character in the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
Adi Shankara, Sri Ramanuja Acharya and Sri Madhvacharya are some of the noteworthy Gurus in Hinduism.
Guru Purnima is also celebrated by Buddhists in the honor of Gautama Buddha to commemorate the day when Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India.
The special time of the year is here. Every year, Guru Purnima is celebrated with a whole lot of grandeur and pomp all over the country. This day is dedicated to all the spiritual gurus and teachers who have guided us in the path of life. The teachers and the gurus form an important part of our lives. They guide us with their teachings and experiences, they teach us through our mistakes and help us navigate through life with our values and ethics intact. Guru Purnima is dedicated to those gurus who have been the guiding light in our lives.
This year, Guru Purnima will be celebrated on July 3. Guru Purnima is celebrated by the Buddhist community of the world to commemorate the day Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima – the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa, the author of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
As we gear up to celebrate the day, here is a list of wishes, images and messages that you can share with your gurus and teachers and let them know their importance in your lives.
A guru is the teacher whom we need to guide us in this path of life. Happy Guru Purnima!