Key Points -Maharshi Veda Vyasa was a great sage, Datta Guru was the guru of guru, Mahabharata Epic was Written by Veda Vyasa, Chaturmas starts on the day of Guru Purnima, Spiritual gurus and their Disciples Studied the Brahma Sutra, Guru Purnima is celebrated in memory of the great sage Maharshi Veda Vyasa
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Guru Purnima is a ritual or a festival of the Hindu, Jains and Buddhist which is celebrated as dedication, showing respect and gratitude to the teachers/Gurus who may be spiritual, academic or cultural gurus. The guru or the teachers have a special place in the hearts of various religions like Buddhist, Jains and specially Hindus. Teachers are compared with the guardians and also worshipped like god. The festival holds prodigious importance which is meant to worship and honor guru.
Guru Purnima day gives us an opportunity to bestow and honor our gurus, teachers and mentors who show us the right and correct path to lead our life successfully and steadily. We as student (Shishya) respect, regard and reverence our teachers and gurus who always provide a helping hand and support us at all crucial instances.
It is the festival that is celebrated in the memory of the great sage Maharshi Veda Vyasa. This great saint edited the four Vedas. He also wrote eighteen Puranas, Mahavharata and the Srimad Bhagavat Gita. Dattatreya (Datta Guru) of the Hindu mythology, considered as the Guru of Gurus is known to the Shishya (student) of Maharshi Veda Vyasa. On this auspicious day, the spiritual devotees and the aspirants worship Maharshi Veda Vyasa and the disciples worship their respective spiritual Gurudevs.
This day is considered as the good day by the people especially to the farmers as they wait for heavy showers for their crops to grow. The four month period (Chaturmas) starts this day and the spiritual seekers start intensifying their Sadhanas (practice) this day. In the history it has been witnessed that the Spiritual gurus with their disciples, used to sit under a tree and study the Brahma Sutras composed by Vyasa.