Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is a day to honour the teachers or gurus in our life. The word guru is a Sanskrit word for mentor.

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Gurus are said to play a significant role in the life of people, as they offer a major contribution towards developing and nurturing children.

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This year, Guru Purnima will be celebrated on 13 July, where children and adult will opt for different ways to show their gratitude, love and respect towards their gurus.

Guru Purnima falls on the full moon day in the month of 'Ashada'. It is a day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Ved Vyasa, a renowned author of Mahabharata.

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This special festival is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists in India, as well as in neighbouring countries including Nepal and Bhutan.

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This year, Guru Purnima will be celebrated on 13 July, where children and adult will opt for different ways to show their gratitude, love and respect towards their gurus.

It is traced back to the birth of Ved Vyasa, who played a critical role in writing the Mahabharata and the Puranas.

He was born in the month of Ashadha on purnima tithi and is also known for classifying the Vedas into four categories. He named them as Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Atharva Veda and Sama Veda.

He was born in the month of Ashadha on purnima tithi and is also known for classifying the Vedas into four categories. He named them as Rig Veda, Yajur Veda.

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Guru Purnima is said to be an auspicious festival for those seeking the blessings of sage Vyasa, who is considered to be the Maha Guru.