Guru Purnima 2021: Purnima Tithi is considered very important among the followers of Hinduism. When this full moon date falls in the Shukla of Ashadh month, then this full moon is called Guru Purnima.
There is a religious belief that worshiping Lord Vishnu on the full moon day fulfills all the wishes of the devotees. On the occasion of Guru Purnima, we salute the Gurus and express our gratitude for the knowledge given by them. On this day, disciples pay respect to their guru and show their gratitude by offering him Guru Dakshina.
It is a religious belief that Ved Vyas ji was born on the full moon day of the month of Ashadha. That is why it is also called Vyas Purnima. With this, the importance of the full moon date of the month of Ashadh increases even more. In the year 2021, Guru Purnima i.e. Vyas Purnima is on 24th July. It is believed that Ved Vyas ji gave the knowledge of all the four Vedas for the first time. That is why Maharishi Vyas ji has been given the title of the first Guru. On the day of Guru Purnima, the people of Buddhism celebrate this day in honor of Gautam Buddha. Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon on the day of Purnima in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh.
Guru Purnima 2021 Date:
According to the Hindu calendar, Ashadha Purnima date is starting from 10.43 am on Friday, July 23. It will end on Saturday 24th July at 08:06 am. Udaya Tithi is on 24th, so this year Guru Purnima is on 24th July.
Significance of Guru Purnima:
Kabir Das wrote his famous couplets, Guru Govind Dou Khade, Kake Lagoon Paye. Balihari Guru you have told Govind Diyo. Kabir Das has said through this couplet that Guru Gobind i.e. God is standing together, in such a situation, who should bow first? He said that in such a situation, first of all salutations should be done only to the Guru, because the knowledge of God comes from the Guru only. Guru only guides his disciple properly, so the status of Guru is given above God.
According to the belief, the rainy season starts from Guru Purnima. There is also a special virtue of bathing and donating in the holy river on this day. The birthday of Maharishi Vyas, the author of Mahabharata, is also celebrated on this day. That is why it is also called Vyas Purnima.