Guru Purnima 2019: Bollywood celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Ashoke Pandit, and who has always made sure to share their wishes on every important festival. On the occasion of Guru Purnima also, it was no different. All of them has shared their wishes on social media. This day is celebrated to honour the contribution of teachers to the society.
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to share wishes. While Aditi Rao Hydari shared an Instagram post where she has thanked her teacher, guru, dance inspirator, Leela Samson.
Check out some of the wishes from celebrities.
Guru Purnima is being celebrated by the Hindus, Buddhists and Jains every year, on the full moon day of the Shakha Samavat in the Hindu calendar.
All the devotees pay tribute to the goodness of spiritual gurus and teachers. Traditionally, this festival is celebrated by Buddhists in honour of Lord Buddha. It is believed that Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on this day at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh.
Moreover, in yogic tradition, this day is given tribute on the occasion when Lord Shiva became the first Guru after the transmission of yoga to the Saptarishis. Most Hindus celebrate the honour of the great sage Vyasa, who is popularly known as the greatest gurus in ancient Hindu traditions.
The festival was revived by Mahatma Gandhi to give tribute to his spiritual guru Shrimad Rajchandra. Acetics and wandering monks observe this day to give respect to their gurus.