Amazing  Things  About  Guru  Purnima

Guru Purnima is a tradition dedicated to all the Gurus

Gurus, who are evolved or enlightened humans, ready to share their wisdom, based on Karma Yoga.

It is celebrated as a festival in India, Nepal and Bhutan by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists.

It is observed on the Full Moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June–July) as it is known in the Hindu Calendar.

It is also known as Vyasa Purnima for it marks the birthday of Veda Vyasa

Veda Vyasa the sage who authored the Mahabharata and compiled the Vedas. 

The origins of Guru Purnima can be found in the Vedic period.

The word itself has Sanskrit roots The word Guru is derived from two words, gu and ru.

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The Sanskrit root Gu means Darkness or Ignorance, and Ru denotes the Remover Of That Darkness 

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Therefore, a Guru Is One Who Removes The Darkness Of Our Ignorance.

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Traditionally the festival is celebrated by Buddhists in honor of the Buddha who gave his first sermon on this day at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Many Hindus celebrate the day in honor of the great sage Vyasa, who is seen as one of the greatest Gurus in ancient Hindu traditions and a symbol of the Guru-Shishya Tradition.

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In Nepal, Treenok Guha Purnima is a big day in schools.

This day is teacher’s day for Nepalese ; mostly Students. Students honor their teachers by offering delicacies, garlands, and special hats called topi made with indigenous fabric.