Today, 7th july is a Guru Purnima day. Guru Purnima day is a special day as it is dedicated to the spiritual masters or gurus. There are 12-13 full moon in a year. The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima.
Guru means the Master and Purnima means the full moon. So, Guru Purnima day is translated in English as 'full moon day dedicated to Masters'. Traditionally, in India this day is dedicated to the sacred memory of great sage Ved Vyasa. Sage Vyasa had edited the four Vedas, wrote 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavata. It is believed that it was Ved Vyasa only, who taught Lord Dattatreya, who is regarded as the Guru of Gurus and wrote Avadhuta Gita. But in general Guru Purnima is day is to remember all the Buddhas, Gurus and spiritual teachers who have helped us on the spiritual path.
Guru Purnima day is meant for thanking the spiritual masters and renewing one pledge to seek truth. Guru purnima is a day to remember all the Buddhas who have realized truth and also to remember the buddha inside us. Spiritual vibrations are very conductive on this day to help us in any kind of Spiritual Sadhana. Lets remember and thank our masters on this day and make best use of this day.