Guru Purnima is celebrated to express profound love and gratitude towards teachers and gurus who enlightened humans through their wisdom. The full moon day based on the Hindu month of Ashadh is observed as Guru Purnima. As per Hindu mythology, Guru Purnima is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Guru Vyas, the author of Mahabharata, Vedas,& Puranas. The festival of Guru Purnima is dedicated to all the teachers, Spiritual leaders, and academic Gurus who helped enlighten us from their wisdom. Guru is akin to God and considered as the one who unshackles us from ignorance and enlightens our life with their knowledge. Guru Purnima is celebrated by different religions such as Buddhist, Jain, Hindus in the countries like India, Nepal, Bhutan.
According to Hindus’ legend Maharishi Vyasa, the author of Mahabharatha was born on this day, and also Shiv became Adiguru on the same day. Buddha gave his first sermon on this day. Jainism believed that Mahavira got his first disciple Gauthaum swami. The followers of the Jain religion celebrate Guru Purnima in honor of Lord Mahavira. In Hindu culture, Gurus have been given utmost importance. Gurus and Shishya (disciple) traditions have been existing since ancient times and are still part of our lives. Gurus are the source of energy by which knowledge is transmitted to the disciples. In India, several temples observe pooja to offer respect to gurus who hold an important position in our culture.
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