Guru Purnima is common festival that is celebrated in the month of Ashadha, or in June and July according to the Georgian calendar, in respect of the Gurus and teachers.
Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa or Ved Vyasa, who wrote the epic Mahabharata, was also born on Guru Purnima, therefore, the day marks his birth anniversary too.
Incidentally, a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse or “Upachaya Chandra Grahan” is also going to occur on the same day.
Many people also observe ‘Satya Narayan Vrat’ on the full moon day and worship Lord Vishnu. They decorate the entrances to their houses with tulsi hangings, mango leaves and garlands. Dry fruits, fruits, rice dishes, betel leaves and milk porridge are the main dishes offered to the gods on this day. Many others begin their day with meditation and self-introspection.
Here’s wishing all our readers a happy Guru Purnima!