Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima (Poornima) is a faith based practice in Hindu religious beliefs devoted to spiritual and also educational teachers, who are evolved or enlightened people, capable to share their wisdom, with minimal or certainly no fees, determined by Karma Yoga. It happens to be prominently celebrated as a festival in Nepal, India and Bhutan by the Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.

This festival is culturally observed by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains to revere their chosen spiritual teachers and manifest their gratitude. The festival is celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June–July) as recognized in the Hindu calendar of India and Nepal.

The festival was re-established by Mahatma Gandhi to tribute to his spiritual guru Shrimad Rajchandra.

The celebration is marked by spiritual activities and might include a ritualistic celebration in honour of the Guru;which is called Guru Pooja.

The Guru Principle is considered to be 1000 times more active on the day of Guru Purnima when compared with on any other day.

The word Guru is comprised of two words, gu and ru. The Sanskrit origin ‘gu’ means darkness, and then ‘ru’ indicates the remover of that darkness.

Culturally the festival is celebrated by Buddhists in honour of the Lord Buddha who presented his first sermon on this day at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India. In the yogic culture, the day is applauded as the occurrence when Shiva became the first Guru, as he initiated the transmission of yoga to the Saptarishis. Many Hindus rejoice over the day in honour of the great sage Vyasa, who is considered one of the greatest Gurus in historical Hindu traditions along with a symbol of the Guru-shishya tradition.

Guru Purnima is rejoiced across the Nation and our Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wished people of India in his Twitter page,

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in his Twitter page poured his greetings on marking this auspicious today,

Law & Justice, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology Minister of India, Ravi Shankar Prasad took his Twitter page to deliver his wishes to people,

Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal via his Twitter wished the people of India,

Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Vijay Kumar Singh wished people in his Twitter page,

Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, wished in his Twitter page,

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