July 19, 2016
|Last Year (2015)||31st July|
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Guru Purnima is a Hindu festival majorly observed in the India and Nepal, which is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Buddhist community people to express their honour and gratitude to their academic and spiritual Guru (Teacher).It is celebrated in the veneratememory of the great ancient sage Maharshi Ved Vyasa, who compiled the four Vedas,18Puranas, the SrimadBhagavata and Mahabharata.
When is it celebrated?
It is celebrated on the Purnima which means full moon day in the month of Asadha ( June-July)in reference to the Hindu SakaSawant Calender.
How It Is Celebrated?
On this day all the devotee and spiritual aspirants worship and prefer puja to their beloved Guru Vyasa , and known as Vyasa Purnima.
According to the Hindu mythology on this day the birth of First Guru or Adi Guru take place, the word Guru in Sanskrit means “dispeller of darkness “which means the Guru leads their students, aspirants on the path of enlightenment by dispelling the darkness of ignorance.In Buddhist rituals it is a day when Lord Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath and in Jainism it was the beginning of CHAUMASAAS the four months of Rainy Season. Earlier wandering gurus and their aspirants settled down at one place for Vedantic debates and studied Brahma Sutras.
It is celebrated by conducting diverse Samarohasand programs by various organizations. Devotees, aspirants present gifts in form of sweets and flowers to their Gurus. It’s an ideal time for Sadhana for all the spiritual aspirants . Farmers having great significance to this day because they believe that the rains will shower upon their crops.
Indian student celebrate this day by wishing and thanking their Mentors and Teachers. Many events are organized at schools, colleges and universities where students thanks their teachers. In Nepal, it is a big day in schools because they celebrate Guru Purnima as a teacher’s day for Nepalese.