Uttar Pradesh, July 9: On the special occasion of Guru Purnima, all around the country prayers are being recited, worships are being performed to celebrate the day.
In many parts of India, it is also known as Ved Vyas puja (after saint Vyas). Ascetics in some parts of India still honour the saint with a pooja. Guru Purnima is the first full moon night after summer solstice.As per the Hindi calendar, it falls in the month of Aashad. The day holds importance since it sees people across India thank their ‘gurus’ or teachers. Apart from Hindus, Buddhists also observe the day to express their gratitude towards their teacher. In the Indian culture, many claim the day came to being with yogis worshiping Sage Ved Vyas who had written the 4 vedas, deeply revered by Hindus across the world.
In Varanasi, a town of temples, Devotees offered prayers at ‘Baba Keenaram Sthal’.In Maharashtra, devotees throng Nagpur’s Sai Temple on Guru Purnima.
In Mathura’s, the Devotees were seen travelling on the roof of Mathura-Kasganj passenger train to attend Mudiya Purnima Mela.