‘Guru Purnima’ is a famous festival of Hindus. It is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Ashadh according to Hindu Calendar. Guru Purnima is celebrated in the sacred memory of the great sage Vyasa, the ancient saint who compiled the four Vedas and wrote 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata, and the Srimad Bhagavata. The day is also known as ‘Vyasa Purnima’.
This day is celebrated as a mark of respect to the ‘Guru’ i.e. a teacher. The day is observed by devotees who offer pujas (worship) to their beloved Gurus. The auspicious day of Guru Purnima has great significance as everybody knows that the role of a Guru (Teacher) in real life is very much important. On this day Hindus show much respect to their gurus. Several programs and cultural performances are organized by spiritual organizations on this day.