PM Modi, Rahul, other leaders greet nation on Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is marked on the full-moon day of the Hindu month Ashadha and is celebrated by the Hindus, Jains and the Buddhists to honour one’s ‘gurus’ or teachers who guide us through our lives towards the path of enlightenment.

Written by July 5, 2020 09:47

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and other political leaders extended their greetings to the people of the country on the occasion of Guru Purnima.

“Three things that cannot be hidden for long – Sun, Moon, and Truth – Gautam Buddha. Best wishes to all of you on the occasion of Guru Purnima,” the Congress leader wrote on the microblogging site Twitter (translated from Hindi).

Guru Purnima is marked on the full-moon day of the Hindu month Ashadha and is celebrated by the Hindus, Jains and the Buddhists to honour one’s ‘gurus’ or teachers who guide us through our lives towards the path of enlightenment.

The celebration is marked by ritualistic respect to the guru called ‘Guru Puja’.

The Buddhists celebrate the festival in honour of the Lord Buddha, who dedicated his life to enlightenment. On the other hand, most Hindus celebrate the festival in honour of the great sage Vyasa, known as one of the greatest gurus of ancient Hindu traditions.