TODAY Guru Purnima 2021: Know history, significance and other details about Vyas Purnima

V N Nadendla.

Guru Purnima 2021 is the auspicious Hindu festival that celebrates the relationship of 'guru and disciples'. On this day, disciples pay gratitude to their teachers for being their guiding light and nurturing them into great human beings. This year, Guru Purnima is falling on Shukla Paksha of Ashadha month, i.e July 24, 2021. This special day also marks the birth anniversary of the great sage and author of Mahabharat, Ved Vyasa.

Guru Purnima 2021: History

It was on this day Hindu's great sage Maharishi Veda Vyasa was born in Shukla Paksha Purnina of Ashadha month according to the Hindu calendar. Apart from Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains also celebrate Guru Purnima. According to Buddhist texts, on this day Lord Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon in Sarnath while Sikhs observe this day to honour their ten spiritual gurus. Jains celebrate this day as 'Treenok Guru Purnima', the day when Lord Mahavira made his first disciple, Ganadhara Indrabhuti Gautam.

Also, as per Hindu belief, it was on this day First Guru or the Adi Guru Lord Shiva, was born and gave the knowledge of Yoga to Saptarishis (7 sage).

Guru Purnima 2021: Significance

"Guru Gobind dou khade, Kake Lagoon Paye, Balihari Guru apne Govinda Diyo Bataye".

As per Indian culture, Guru holds a significant position in everyone's life, which is above God, as Guru is the only one who enlightens us about God.

As per Ramakrishna Paramhansa, "Guru alone is the genuine teacher who is illumined by the light of true knowledge”. So, the purpose to celebrate this day is to honour all our Gurus who pulled us from darkness and enlightened us with knowledge and awareness.Guru Purnima is not just celebrated in India but also in Nepal and Bhutan. This special day was revived by Mahatma Gandhi as he paid tribute to his spiritual Guru Shrimad Rajchandra.


Guru Purnima 2021 is around the corner, and the preparation for the same in schools and colleges have started. Though virtually, students are getting ready to pay tribute to their gurus or teachers for enlightening them with such great knowledge. Guru Purnima is one of the important festivals that is celebrated across India by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains.

As per the Hindu lunar calendar, this special day is celebrated on a full moon day or Purnima falling in Ashadha month. This year, the auspicious festival will be celebrated on July 24, 2021. On this day, disciples who touted Gods as their gurus worship them to bestow their blessings on them forever. Whereas Buddhists and Jain chant mantras and offer food and sweets to their gurus.

As the Guru Purnima 2021 is a few hours away, we have brought you some warm wishes, quotes and messages that you can send to your gurus on this auspicious day. Also, to mark this day, you can share them on your WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram status.

Guru Purnima 2021 Wishes

Guru is Aspiration, Guru is Inspiration Happy Guru Purnima

Today is the best day to
pay tribute to all the
gurus in our life.
Happy Guru Purnima!

I would like to thank my
guru who has always been
my support and strength.
Sending you warm
wishes on Guru Purnima.

May guru’s blessings
Always shower on you.
Wish you a very
Happy Guru Purnima.

You showed me to live the right way. Thank you for making me who I am. Happy Guru Purnima Day.

You are the inspiration who made me fight every hurdle in life. It wouldn’t have been possible without you. Happy Guru Purnima!

Guru is a pillar
Of strength wisdom and love
Guru is a gift of God
Sent from the heaven above
Happy Guru Purnima.

A good teacher can make
a big difference to one’s life
and I can say so because
I have felt that difference
in my life. Warm wishes on
Guru Purnima to one
such an amazing teacher.

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