Guru Purnima

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Guru Purnima
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Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is a sacred festival dedicated to honoring spiritual and academic gurus, celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.

Occurring on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu Lunar month of Ashadha (June-July), the term "guru," derived from Sanskrit, translates to "dispeller of darkness." The festival commemorates the initial transmission of yogic sciences from Shiva to his first disciples, the Saptarishis.