Guru Purnima is one of the most important religious festivals in the Hindu religion. It is an auspicious day for Hindus which is celebrated on the full moon day of Ashad (July-August) month according to Hindu calendar. It is a special occasion to worship one’s gurus for providing knowledge and guidance to light from darkness (ignorance). It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Guru Vyasa who is regarded as one of the greatest saints of ancient India. He has edited four Vedas, wrote 18 puranas, the Mahabharata, and Srimad Bhagavata in his lifetime.
In Hindu religion, Gurus are placed in equation with Gods for their selfless teaching and guidance to lay people to attain moksha. They serve an important link between people and Devatas (Gods or Heavenly being) to attain higher spirituality and finally moksha. So, disciples and devotees offer prayer during puja in remembrance of their gurus as a sign of their gratitude for imparting valuable knowledge to them. This is a high time for every Hindus to be thankful to Gods for their unconditional love and blessing. Most of the people start their religious life in this significant day. Starting from this day, Sadhus meditate for four months (chaturmas) during the rainy season and gives religious discourse to lay people.
Mahatyagi Sewa Sanstha organizes special puja for devotees and disciple in Shri Ram Hanuman Vatika every year. Like every year, this year it will be celebrated on 12th of July with great enthusiasm and fervor. It is believed that people can fulfill their wishes and succeed in their endeavor by praying to Gods. So, people from different regions participate on this auspicious day. After the puja, food and drinks are served to the Sadhus, devotees and poor people in the temple.