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    Guru Purnima 2018: Significance, legends, tithi and all you need to know

    Guru Purnima, also known as Vyasa Purnima, commemorates the birth anniversary of Ved Vyasa – the author and a character in the epic Mahabharata. The day is also believed to be the day when Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh. Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Ashadha, which coincides with June or July according to the Gregorian calendar. In

  • Why do Buddhists celebrate Guru Purnima?

    Guru Purnima is celebrated to pay respect to spiritual and academic gurus and teachers. The day falls during the Hindu month of Ashadha (June-July) on the full moon day i.e. Purnima. Buddhists celebrate the day in honour of Lord Buddha who gave his first oration to five monks at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh, about five weeks after his enlightenment. Lord Buddha attained liberation by subjecting himself to severe austerities for six years.

  • Guru Purnima

    Guru Purnima 2017: Significance, tithi, legends and all you need to know

    Guru Purnima, also known as Vyasa Purnima is celebrated during the Hindu month of Ashadha (June-July) on the full moon day i.e. Purnima. The day is commemorated as birth anniversary of Ved Vyasa, author, and character in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Guru Purnima is usually reserved to pay respect to spiritual and academic gurus or teachers. On this day, disciples pay respect to their Guru, a spiritual guide who enlighten principles in life by

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