2018 Guru Purnima Puja Date Time
2018 Guru Purnima Puja Date
27th July 2018 (Friday)
Guru Purnima Timings
Purnima Tithi Begins = 00:46 on 27/Jul/2018
Purnima Tithi Ends = 03:20 on 28/Jul/2018
The celebration is marked by ritualistic respect to the Guru, Guru Puja. The Guru Principle is said to be a thousand times more active on the day of Guru purnima than on any other day.The word Guru is derived from two words, gu and ru. The Sanskrit root gu means darkness or ignorance, and ru denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore, a Guru is one who removes the darkness of our ignorance. Gurus are believed by many to be the most necessary part of life. On this day, disciples offer pooja (worship) or pay respect to their Guru (spiritual guide). In addition to having religious importance, this festival has great importance for Indian academics and scholars. Indian academics celebrate this day by thanking their teachers as well as remembering past teachers and scholars.