The day of full moon, Purnima, in the month of Ashadh of the Hindu calendar is traditionally celebrated as Guru Purnima (IAST: Guru Pūrṇimā, sanskrit: गुरु पूर्णिमा) by Hindus. Full moon is a Lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. The Hindu calendar used in ancient times has undergone many changes in the process of regionalization and today there are several regional Indian Calendars, as The International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration ( IAST) is a popular Transliteration scheme that allows a lossless Romanization of Indic Sanskrit (sa संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short sa संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam) is a historical A Hindu ( Devanagari: हिन्दू is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, a set of religious, Philosophical On this day, devotees offer puja (worship) to their Guru. This article is about Hinduism. Puja or "pooja" may also refer to certain devotional practices performed by Balmikis Buddhists (see A guru (गुरु গুরু is a person who is regarded as having great knowledge wisdom and authority in a certain area and uses it to guide others
This was the day when Krishna-dwaipayana Vyasa – author of the Mahabharata – was born. Vyāsa ( Devanāgarī: व्यास is a central and revered figure in the majority of Hindu traditions Veda Vyasa, did yeoman service to the cause of Vedic studies by gathering all the Vedic hymns extant during his times, dividing them into four parts based on their use in the sacrificial rites, and teaching them to his four chief disciples – Paila, Vaisampayana, Jaimini and Sumantu. Vyāsa ( Devanāgarī: व्यास is a central and revered figure in the majority of Hindu traditions The Vedic Period (or Vedic Age) is the period in the History of India during which the Vedas, the oldest sacred texts of Hinduism, were being "Veda" redirects here For other uses see Veda (disambiguation. Jaimini was an ancient rishi (sage who was a great philosopher of the Mimansa school of Indian philosophy It was this dividing and editing that earned him the honorific "Vyasa" (vyas = to edit, to divide). An honorific is a word or expression that conveys esteem or respect when used in addressing or referring to a person
"He divided the Veda into four, namely Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva. The histories and the Puranas are said to be the fifth Veda. "
- Brahmanda Purana 1. 4. 21
The spiritual Gurus are revered on this day by remembering their life and teachings.