Guru Purnima is an Indian festival,dedicated to spiritual gurus and academic teachers.As the name suggests,Guru Purnima means 'guru ki puja'.
This festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Ashadha of the Shakha Samvat in the Hindu calendar. Apart from Hindus,this day holds a special importance to Buddhist also.
Lord Buddha is believed to have given his first sermon on this auspicious day. In some part of India,it is also called Ved Vyas pooja,vyasa was a sage who authored the Mahabharta and is a symbol of guru-shishya tradition.
Devotees on this day remember and pay homage to the great sage Vyasa. In Nepal,this festival is celebrated by students for honouring their teachers by offering them garlands,and traditional hat.This day is teachers day for them.
However ,this time one particular tweet from Nasa has got everyone talking on Twitter about Guru Purnima. Nasa mentioned Guru purnima and tweeted out various names given to full moon.
Full moon this weekend - called Guru Purnima, Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Ripe Corn Moon, Buck Moon, or our favorite, ⛈️ THUNDER MOON ⛈️ pic.twitter.com/XLufAdoDEQ— NASA Moon (@NASAmoon) July 7, 2017
Indian Twitterati got excited about this,and thanked NASA on Twitter.