Guru Purnima will be observed tomorrow, 24 July across the country. As the name suggests, the day is celebrated to worship and pay respect to one’s guru, teacher or parents. It’s also a day to thank Gurus or spiritual guides and leaders for always enlightening their disciples with knowledge and wisdom.
This celebration is marked by Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains every year all across the world. Meanwhile, Buddhists celebrate this festival by honouring Gautama Buddha and his teachings that have inspired the world to date. According to the Hindu calendar and beliefs, this auspicious festival falls on the full moon day of the Ashadha month, which begins from June to July.
The day is also celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Maharishi Ved Vyasa. He was the author of the great Indian epic book, Mahabharata; that is why this day is also known as Vyasa Purnima.