Guru Purnima is the day which is dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers and educators. This day is celebrated to pay the respects to the teachers and guides to express gratefulness and acknowledgement. Students perform the Guru Puja on this day and one is blessed with knowledge and greatness.
The day is observed on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June–July) of the Shaka Samvat.
This day marks the first peak of the lunar cycle after the peak of the solar cycle.
The Greatness of Guru
The word 'Guru' means remover of darkness (In Sanskrit, "Gu" means darkness, "Ru" means remover). Traditionally, the Guru is said as an embodiment of the Hindu Trinity Gods namely Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
History of Guru Purnima
Indian people have great respect and honor for their teachers i.e., Gurus. A Guru i.e., teacher in India is a worshipped whose knowledge and wisdom have inspired us in the journey of life. The significance of this day is that the Guru embrace the most important place in one's life and to give him respect and honor people celebrate Guru Purnima.
Significance of Guru Purnima
On the day of Guru Purnima, all religious people and devotees worship Vyasa in morality of his heavenly personage and all disciples perform a 'puja' of their respective spiritual preceptor or 'Gurudevs'.
This day is very important to the farmers. The period Chaturmas i.e., four months commences from this day. The water stored as clouds in the hot summer is perceptible in plentiful showers that bring fresh life everywhere. It is an excellent occasion to commence your religious knowledge and wisdom. Traditionally, spiritual seekers commence to strengthen their spiritual 'sadhana' from this day.
Celebrations of Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima is celebrated by observed by varied programs, functions, initiatives and special cultural performances by various organizations and Samarohas. Devotees get gifts in form of sweets and flowers to their spiritual gurus and teachers. It's a perfect occasion to attain spiritual lessons from gurus.
A 'Puja' is performed by the devotees of Vyasa in honor of his divine personage