Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima 2022: Date, time, history and significance

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Every year, Guru Purnima happens on the full moon day of Shakha Samavat. This year, July 13 will be designated as the auspicious date.

People honour their gurus in a variety of ways on this day. Others worship the Guru at home, while others express their devotion by going to the Gurudwara. Let me explain that the word “guru” in Sanskrit refers to a teacher, a mentor, or anybody who imparts knowledge to others.

According to widespread opinion, a guru has a significant impact on a person’s life. He aids in fostering and shaping a person’s whole personality. 

While the day is celebrated with tremendous enthusiasm in India, it is known as “Teacher’s Day” in Nepal to honour the instructors who guide students toward enlightenment. Due to the fact that it commemorates the birth anniversary of “Veda Vyasa,” who is considered the author of the Mahabharata, the event is also known as “Vyasa Purnima.”


The auspicious period of Guru Purnima 2022 will run from 4 a.m. on July 13 to 12:06 a.m. on July 14, according to the Hindu calendar.

Significance of Guru Purnima 2022

Veda Vyasa was born to Sage Parashar and Devi Satyawati in the month of Ashadha or Purnima tithi, according to Hindu holy traditions. His classification of the Vedas into the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Atharva Veda, and Yajur Veda is what made him famous.

Veda Vyasa, who wrote the Mahabharata, is regarded as the height of wisdom. People of all religious backgrounds pay honour to their respective Gurus on Guru Purnima. Numerous Hindus offer prayers to Lord Shiva, while Jainists revere Mahavira and Indrabhuti Gautam.

Bhutan, Nepal, India, and other nations with strong Buddhist influences all celebrate Guru Purnima with a lot of pomp and spectacle.