Full moon day during Ashadha month is known as Guru Purnima day. Guru Purnima 2015 date is July 31. Guru is like that cosmic energy who stays within us and directs us to the right path with his modest teachings. Indian people hold great respect for their Gurus. It is the day to revere our teachers and mentors who make our life valuably. Guru refers to spiritual guide who enlighten disciples by his knowledge and teachings. The word Guru derived from its Sanskrit roots "Gu" which means darkness and "Ru" which means the one who removes the darkness.
Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima and this day is commemorated as birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa. Krishna Dwaipayana was born on this day. Veda Vyasa was the author as well as a character in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The ones who impart temporal wisdom such as school teachers and college lecturers are also felicitated on this day. This day is celebrated by the Buddhists in the honor of Lord Buddha who presented his first preaching on this very day at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. His teaching capability was unquestionable, as he passed his enlightenment to his disciples without being biased of self-worthiness.
In a way, Guru is a godly ambassador who is just next to God. It's an ideal time to commence spiritual lessons from a guru