Guru Purnima / Vyas Purnima 2016
This year Guru Purnima or Vyas Purnima is on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 .
Why is Guru Poornima celebrated
According to the Indian culture the spiritual teacher or Guru has been given a lot of importance and honour. In the past when the means and places of getting education were small in number, the students went to the Gurukul ( the Ashram of a guru) to get education of various kinds. The Guru tried his best to impart education to his disciples and the disciples also tried to grasp it in accordance with their ability. Guru's place in the society was very high. There are some Shlokas and Dohas in this regard-
(1) Guru Purnima or Vyas Purnima is celebrated on Aashadh Shukla Purnima every year.
(2) On this day the disciples go to their teachers ( Gurus ) and offer them some money , clothes , fruits and get their blessings.