Guru Poornima is celebrated in the lunar month of Ashad (July) on the full moon day (Poornima) as a day dedicated to the Guru (spiritual teacher). However, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba formally revived this ancient tradition of honoring the Guru in 1956 as an important spiritual festival to be celebrated by all aspirants. It is a day dedicated to a) remembering the Guru with gratitude, b) reflecting on the Guru’s teachings and c) resolving to put His teachings into daily practice.
This day is also called Vyasa Poornima, a day when mankind offers him the gratitude he deserves. ‘Vyaso Naaraayano Harih’: Vyasa is the Lord Narayana, Hari. Narayana, the Lord Himself, came as a man called Vyasa, to collate the Vedas and teach man the path towards God.
This section contains the story of sage Veda Vyasa, the divine message on how to celebrate this festival, stories that describe the importance of Guru, Attractive Activity Sheets and online games.