The celebration of Guru Purnima is generally a typical festival among Buddhists, Hindus and Jains. Following the Hindu schedule, it is praised each year on the full moon day of the Shakha Samavat. Enthusiasts praise this celebration to thank their mentors for their illumination and lessons.

The learnings and information an understudy can acquire frequently relies upon how knowledgeable and patient his/her instructor is. Consequently, the celebration of Guru Purnima got its name from the light of the Sun that makes the Moon sparkle, i.e., how an understudy can sparkle just when s/he gets the light of the educator.

The celebration normally happens on a full moon day between the long periods of July and August. It falls upon the arrival of the full moon or Poornima in the long stretch of Ashadh, thus, the date for Guru Purnima changes each year.

The celebration gets it’s anything but an incomprehensible term, where ‘Gu’ signifies murkiness and ‘ru’ represents the evacuation of dimness. Along these lines, a guru is accepted to be somebody who eliminates the haziness from our lives. It is otherwise called Vyasa Purnima, to respect Ved Vyasa, the creator of the notorious epic Mahabharata, and furthermore accepted to be a pioneer of the guru shishya (mentor mentee) custom who was brought into the world on this day.

Customs and Rituals of the celebration

On Guru Purnima, the day starts with the exercises performed by the understudies to love their gurus. Regularly individuals perform Guru Pooja in their homes to respect and recognize their guru(s). Since the primary guru in a person’s life is normally their moms, fathers, or gatekeepers, the main instructors in an individual’s life to direct them and show them the genuine upsides of life, they ought to be said thanks to and recalled!
In instructive foundations, understudies arrange various occasions like show, dance and melodic exhibitions, to express gratefulness to their educators.

In India, since kids are regularly urged to join the art forms, the individuals who are a piece of a melodic or dance bunch frequently plan a presentation for their instructor, as a method of showing appreciation and their affection for the educator’s commitment.

Devotees of Ved Vyasa recount his sutras on this day to offer appreciation and show their commitment towards his work.

What Should You Do On This Day?

  • Meet the individual who you consider to be your Guru.
  • Shri Aadi Shankaracharya is viewed as the Jagatguru (everybody’s instructor) according to the Vedic sacred texts. You may venerate Him on this day.
  • Guru’s Guru – Guru Dattatreya – ought to likewise be venerated. You may likewise present Dutt Baavani.
  • In Vedic Astrology, Jupiter (Brihaspati) is called as the Guru – the instructor or the signifier of higher education and beliefs – you may venerate Lord Jupiter on this day

The 2 conspicuous communities wherein the celebration is so well known have their own legends related with the celebration.

In Buddhism, this celebration is commended to offer appreciation to Buddha, who established the framework for the religion. Buddhists accept that on this full moon day, Buddha, subsequent to achieving illumination under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, conveyed his absolute first message in the city of Sarnath, in Uttar Pradesh. From that point forward, the celebration of Guru Purnima has been decided to love him.

In Hinduism, Guru Purnima is commended to adore Lord Shiva. As per Hindu folklore, Lord Shiva sent the information on yoga to his seven devotees (Saptarishis), and subsequently turned into a guru.

Astrological Significance

The long stretch of Ashad holds a ton of astrological importance for this celebration. Astrologers accept that it uncovers the best an ideal opportunity to bind together the Sun in Gemini with the Full Moon is Sagittarius. The celebration of Guru Purnima, subsequently, gets is astrological importance from the places of these divine bodies as this is a promising chance to interface adaptability and vision (of the understudy) with the core of Guru’s effortlessness.
Admirers of Lord Jupiter additionally believe the celebration to be a favourable opportunity to appeal to the planet of information and shrewdness. Jupiter, in astrology, is known as the instructor planet!

Guru Purnima Date and Muhurat 2021

Guru Purnima Tithi Begins – 10:42 on (23 July 2021)
Guru Purnima Tithi Ends – 08:05 on (24 July 2021)

Guru Purnima in coming Years:

Day Date Year
Saturday 24th July 2021
Wednesday 13th July 2022
Monday 3rd July 2023
Sunday 21st July 2024