Guru Purnima is celebrated in India as one of the mosy auspicious days in the Hindu calendar. The ‘Purnima’ means the full moon is celebrated in the month of Ashadha (June-July). Nasa’s official lunar division Twitter account tweeted the view of the moon describing it as the full moon this weekend called Guru Purnima.
Full moon this weekend – called Guru Purnima, Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Ripe Corn Moon, Buck Moon, or our favorite, ⛈️ THUNDER MOON ⛈️ pic.twitter.com/XLufAdoDEQ
— NASA Moon (@NASAmoon) July 7, 2017
The occasion is celebrated by holding pujas for the ‘Gurus’ (Teachers). The gesture by NASA shows the evident Hindu culture influence all over the world.