New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Guru Purnima 2021 is celebrated across India by Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. It is one of the important festivals where disciples worship their Gurus. Students thank them for being their guiding light. This special day falls on the full moon day or Purnima in the Ashadha month of the Hindu calendar. 

On this day, disciples worship their Gurus and deities in a wake to honour and thank them for imparting knowledge that helped them in evolving into great human beings. Not many know, Guru is a Sanskrit word wherein Gu stands for ignorance/darkness and Ru means elimination/removal. This year, the auspicious day is falling on July 24, 2021.

Guru Purnima 2021: Date & Shubh Muhurat

Date: July 24, Saturday

Shubh Muhurat Begins: 10:43 AM, July 23

Shubh Muhurat Ends: 08:06 AM on July 24

Brahma Muhurat - 4:15 AM to 4:57 AM

Abhijeet Muhurat - 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM

Vijaya Muhurat - 2:44 PM to 3:39 PM

Godhuli Muhurat - 7:03 PM to 7:27 PM

Guru Purnima 2021: Mantras

  •  || Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara

         Guru Saakshaat Parabrahma, Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah ||

  • Akhanda-Mandalakaram

       Vyaptam Yena Characharam

       Tatpadam Darshitam Yena

       Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah

  • Sthavaram Jangamam Vyaptam

       Yat Kinchita Sacharachacharam

       Tatpadam Darshitam Yena

       Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah

  • Shoshanam Bhavashindoshcha

        Gyapanam Saarasampadaha
        Guro padodakam Samyak

        Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah

Guru Purnima 2021: Puja Vidhi

- Wake up early, take a bath and wear clean clothes.

- Recite the guru mantra while remembering your teachers.

- Offer prayers to all deities

As per Buddhist belief, on this day, Lord Gautam Buddha gave his first sermon. So annually they conduct an event called 'Uposatha'. As per monks, this day is auspicious to start the journey of ascetic practices and meditation.

Posted By: Niharika Sanjeeiv