Guru Purnima 2019: Guru Purnima is basically celebrated on a full moon day. As per the Hindu Calendar, it falls in the Ashadha month. On this day, people worship their teachers or their gurus who have helped them in choosing the right path. Several people also practice Yogic Sadhana, meditation is also done on this day. Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima as the day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa. People also offer prayers to Lord Buddha as there is a belief that Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon on this day. This time, a partial Lunar Eclipse
Date and time:
This year, Guru Purnima will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The tithi of the same will begin at 1:48 AM and will end on July 17, 2019, 3:07 AM. Partial Lunar Eclipse is also going to take place on July 17, 2019.
Significance of Guru Purnima:
According to the Hindu traditions, the word ‘Guru’ refers to a person who takes his followers from darkness to enlightenment. In order to offer respect and show love towards their teachers, the festival of Guru Purnima is celebrated.
Rituals and celebrations:
On the day of Guru Purnima, all the devotees take a bath and offer prayers to their Gurus. One of the most famous shloks which is completely dedicated to the Gurus is:
Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshwara
Guru Saakshaat Parabrahma, Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah