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Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day, known as Purnima as per the Hindu calendar of Ashadha month. One pays obeisance to the Guru or teacher on this day, thanking for all the knowledge and life-lessons.

Moreover, the importance of a Guru has also been clearly established in our great Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.

On this day, devotees worship their spiritual gurus and visit temples to seek blessings. Most people observe fast on this day and do pujas at home in appreciation of their gurus.

Guru Purnima is an ancient festival that has been cherished for thousands of years in the Hindu tradition. The festival of Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day (Poornima) in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June-July).

Through shallow intellect, the mind becomes shallow, and one eats the fly, along with the sweets: Guru Nanak

On this devout day of Guru Purnima, where people attach immense religious significance to this festival here in India, we recount here the best ways to celebrate this revered day with whole-hearted spirituality. 

Hindus, Buddhists and Jain across the country celebrate Guru Purnima with joy and enthusiasm. It is an important spiritual tradition dedicated to teachers who have taught us in various stages of life. It is day honoring academic, spiritual teachers, leaders and expressing gratitude for their efforts.

The word “Guru” in Sanskrit is translated as “dispeller of darkness.” A Guru dispels the seeker’s ignorance, allowing him to experience the source of creation within. The day of Guru Purnima is traditionally the time when seekers offer the Guru their gratitude and receive his blessings. Guru Purnima is also considered an especially beneficial day to practice yogic sadhana and meditation.

According to the Hindu calendar of India, the festival is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Ashadha.

The festival is celebrated by Buddhists in honour of Lord Buddha, who gave his first sermon on this day at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh. Mythology says, on Guru Purnima, Lord Shiva, the Agi Guru or the original teacher, started the transmission of yoga to the Saptarishis.

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People across the country are celebrating Guru Purnima today(July 5). On this day, students pay respect to their gurus and it's celebrated on the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa. 

The Guru of Gurus Dattatreya is said to have been taught by Sage Vyasa. This day is thus considered to be a very knowledge-oriented day for all Hindus.

Guru Purnima is a day to pay ode to the selfless contributions of a Guru. Interestingly, the Sanskrit word Guru itself means one who removes ignorance (Gu meaning ignorance and Ru means remover). 

So, Guru Purnima signifies one of the greatest moments in the history of humanity. Guru Purnima establishes that a human being can evolve consciously.

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