Guru Purnima is national wide festival which is dedicated towards the Guru in this world. Guru word is used for the teacher who teaches anything to a learner. If we relate it to the ancient time, t is actually worshipping the Guru Vyasa who wrote the 4 Vedas. But in today time, it is all about worshipping your teacher and showing gratitude towards them for their impeccable hard work for teaching you.
Guru Purnima 2014 Date: When is Guru Purnima?
In 2013, Guru Purnima was celebrated on July 22 i.e. on Monday.
In 2014, Guru Purnima will be celebrated on July 12 i.e. on Saturday.
In 2015, Guru Purnima will be celebrated on 31st July (Friday).
History of Guru Purnima
It is said that, the Guru Vyasa wrote all the 4 Vedas that were recited by the Lord Brahma and every person in this world is in debt for the work, that saint Vyasa did. He also wrote several Purans. And from those times, a day was dedicated towards the Gurus and this day is called as ‘Guru Purnima’. Purnima word is used because on this day, there is a full moon.
It has a deep significance in the past and in today’s world also. As this day is dedicated towards the Gurus, people irrespective of caste etc offer their prayers to their gurus thanking them for the knowledge they have provided to the learner.
This year Guru Prunima will be celebrated on 12th July 2014 (Saturday)
How people celebrate the Guru Purnima
Even parents are the gurus as they are the best preacher to the child. But it is said that a Guru is the one who acts as the link between the god and the human soul. And having Guru in your life is a must have thing. Guru is the one who guides the person on the way of peace and knowledge and finally to the god. On the other hand due to the globalization scenarios and the way people celebrate this day have changed a lot.
In some places it has been seen that, learners go out with their teachers to celebrate this day. The only thing which matters is that you have respect for your teacher or Guru, how you celebrate this day, is up to you only. Some people end up in having fast for the whole day and break it only after meeting with their guru. In India, this day is a special one and is a experience that a human being will never want to miss, at least for few days may be.