GURUPOORNIMA – 23 JULY (Friday), 2021

Guru Poornima is the day to commemorate the importance of the 'Guru' or the teacher in one's life. According to spiritual experts, it is the Guru who transcends an individual from the vicious cycle of life and death and helps realize the reality of the eternal 'aatma' or conscience.Full moon day during Ashadha month is known as Guru Purnima day. Traditionally this day is reserved for Guru Puja or Guru Worship. On this day disciples offer Puja or pay respect to their Gurus. Guru refers to spiritual guide who enlighten disciples by his knowledge and teachings.he word 'guru' is derived from two Sanskrit words, Gu and Ru, which together means the one who dispels the darkness and takes towards the light. Thus, 'guru' simply refers to the spiritual guide who enlightens disciples by his knowledge and teachings.

Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima and this day is commemorated as birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa. VedaVyasa was the author as well as a character in the Hindu epic Mahabharata.

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