Guru Purnima is a spiritual tradition dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers of all fields. It is celebrated as a festival in India, Nepal and Bhutan. In Nepal, Guru Purnima is celebrated as Teachers’ Day which in India is celebrated on September 5.
This festival is traditionally observed by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains to revere their chosen teachers and spiritual leaders and express their gratitude.
The festival is celebrated by Buddhists in honor of Lord Buddha, who gave his first sermon that day in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. Mythology says, on Guru Purnima, Lord Shiva, the Agi Guru or the original teacher, started the transmission of yoga to Saptarishis.
This day is also celebrated Vyasa Purnima in honor of the great sage Veda Vyasa, known to be one of India’s greatest gurus and the author of the Mahabharata.
According to the Hindu calendar of India, the festival is celebrated on the day of the full moon (Purnima) during the Hindu month of Ashadha.
The festival was relaunched by Mahatma Gandhi to pay homage to his spirituality guru Shrimad Rajchandra.
On this day, the faithful worship their spirituality gurus and visit temples to seek blessings. Most people watch this day quickly and make pujas at home to appreciate their gurus.
the Guru Purnima Tithi will begin at 11:33 a.m. on July 4 and will end at 10:13 a.m. on July 5. Interestingly, the lunar eclipse and Guru Purnima will take place together after 150 years.