Guru Purnima 2018: Twitterati Shares Warm Greetings and Wishes to Thank Teachers For Shaping Their Lives
Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima also was known as Vyasa Purnima is celebrated today in the country. It falls on the full moon day in the Ashadha month of Hindu calendar. The special day honouring teachers is mainly observed by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. On Guru Purnima, people thank teachers for spiritual guidance and the goodness they embedded in the student's life. Most schools and colleges also mark the day with various celebrations thanking teachers for enlightening the lives of students. Meanwhile, social media has been buzzing with tweets and posts honouring teachers and messages highlight their importance in one's life.

Politicians, celebrities, influencers, spiritual talkers have taken to social media thanking teachers for being a part of their success. Teachers play a big role in moulding individuals and paving way for their success. Guru Purnima is also celebrated in Nepal. People go to temples, seek blessings and also visit their teachers to convey their gratitude.  Guru Purnima 2018 Hindi Wishes: GIF Image Messages, WhatsApp Greetings, Facebook Quotes & SMS to Wish Your GuruThis Guru Poornima

Here are some of the tweets:

The word Guru is derived from two Sanskrit words gu and ru; gu means darkness and ru means removal of darkness. Hence a teacher is believed to be the one who removes darkness. Guru Purnima 2018: History, Importance, Tithi, Puja Timings of This Auspicious Day Dedicated to Teachers

According to Buddhists beliefs, Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on this day and hence the day came to be known as Buddha Purnima.

According to texts, five weeks after achieving enlightenment under the Bodhi tree, he went from Bodhgaya to Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh and gave a sermon on a full moon day. Some Hindus observe Satya Narayan Vrat on this day and worship Lord Vishnu.

Students give cards and flowers to their teachers as a mark of appreciation towards their work. Cultural celebrations showcasing the value of teachers are held at educational institutions. People quote great minds like Gautam Buddha, Dalai Lama to Swami Vivekananda on this day and highlight their way of life. people following a particular spiritual culture and tradition worship gurus to impart knowledge and wisdom related to their beliefs.