Why do we celebrate Guru Purnima?
Guru Purnima is celebrated in honor of great sage Vyasa’s birthday. He was the ancient saint who wrote 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata, and the Srimad Bhagavata and compiled the four Vedas.
It occurs in the Hindu month of Ashadh that is July or August at the Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh in India. It is also celebrated at Satya Sai Baba Ashram at Puttaparthy, Ashram in Amritapuri and some other spiritual important places.
The devotees offer worship to their great Guru. At Brahmamuhurta, all the aspirants wake up early at about 4 o’clock. They sing hymns in praise of Guru Vyasa, fast and meditate. Then the Guru’s feet is worshiped. At noon the saints are worshiped and are fed with food. The whole day is devoted to prayers.Category: Hinduism, India, July, June