Guru Purnima is a national festival celebrated all over India and this festival is dedicated to the Guru of this world. Guru here does not mean God but it means a teacher who teaches his disciples about the good deeds and the bad deeds. If we have a look at the calendar for this year then the Guru Purnima 2017 date is the 9th of July which is a Sunday. The festival of guru purnima started centuries back, probably during the ancient times when people actually worshiped the Guru Vyasa who was the writer of the 4 vedas. However in today’s world people celebrate this festival as a mark of worshiping their teacher and showing their gratitude and love towards them. Teaching as we know is a very hard job and that is the main reason why Indians celebrate this festival with so much gust and galore.
Guru Purnima 2017 Date : When is Guru Purnima Festival?
In 2016 Guru Purnima was on 19th July.
In 2017 Guru Purnima is on 9th July.
In 2018 Guru Purnima is on 27th July.
In different parts of India this festival is celebrated in various ways although the concept has remained the same for all. When a child is growing up the first thing that a parent thinks is how they can educate their child and the best way to do that is by handing the child over to a teacher. In fact in the ancient times the system was such that after a certain period of time children were sent to their guru where they learned, stayed and did all sorts of work for their guru. The work which they did was supposed to be the token of appreciation because there was no money concept at that time and there was nothing called fees. After the period of education was over, suppose after 10 years or 15 years the disciples returned to their home and implemented what they had learned so far in their day to day life.