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Today marks a day immense significance for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, and for all those who look up to their elders and teachers. A Hindu and Nepalese festival, on Guru Purnima the people pay respect and show gratitude to their teachers through Guru Puja.

The festival, though traditionally celebrated by Buddhists in remembrance of Lord Buddha, who gave his first sermon on this day at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, it is celebrated by many Hindus too, for whom this day is marked by remembering and paying homage to the great sage Vyasa, a symbol of the guru-shishya tradition. It is called Purnima because it is observed on the day of the full moon.

In Nepal, the celebrations are more mainstream. Guru Purnima is celebrated as the Teachers’ Day in Nepal. Students honour their teachers by offering garlands, delicacies and special hats made with indigenous fabric.

So, should you want to thank your teachers, your spiritual gurus, the people who have guided you all your life, do it today. To help put your emotions into words, here are some SMSes, WhatsApp and Facebook greetings and wishes that you could consider sending across.

* Many of us reminisce school and college and the supporting teachers we had at those junctures as often as we can. While busy lives is a legit reason, let that not stop you from remembering your teachers and elders, this Guru Purnima. Here are a bunch of loving messages and wishes you can convey your teachers and fill them with immense joy.
* As you walk with the Guru,
you walk in the light of Existence,
away from the darkness of ignorance.
You leave behind all the problems of your life and
move towards the peak experiences of life.
Happy Guru Purnima.

* It is an incomparable journey where the Guru leads you
from the visible to the invisible,
from the material to the divine,
from the ephemeral to the eternal.
Thanks for being my Guru
“Happy Guru Purnima”

* Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwaraha. Guru Saakshat Para Brahma, Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha. May guru’s blessings Always shower on you Wish you a very Happy Guru Purnima.

* The Guru is like dynamite because he has exploded in 360 degrees
and he has the capacity to create that same explosion of enlightenment in each and every one. When you are around a living Master, your potential to experience pure,eternal bliss. Happy Guru Purnima to you and your family.

* You introduced me to myself
And showed me the right way
Thanks for making me who I am
Wish you a happy Guru Purnima Day

* You showed me light when I was in dark.
In my life you have left a very big mark.
In every step, you were my guide.
My every success is your pride.
For always showing me the right way,
I thank you teacher, on this holy full moon day.

* Guru Govind dohu khare
Kake lagoo Paye
Balihari Guru Aapki
Govind diyo bataye
Thanks for being my Guru!

* As you walk with the Guru,
you walk in the light of Existence,
away from the darkness of ignorance.
You leave behind all the problems of your life and
move towards the peak experiences of life.
Happy Guru Purnima.

(Source: Happygurupurnima.in) Guru Purnima is a day to thank your spiritual teachers. (Source: Happygurupurnima.in)

* In every halted situation, I have always got aspiration & inspiration from you, I have got light of Existence, I have left behind all the problems of my life and move towards the peak experiences of life.

* You are the inspiration,
Made me win with a spirit,
It wouldn’t have been possible without you,
Happy Guru Purnima!

* You were a light for me in the dark,
You were an inspiration and an aspiration,
Support me always,
I will succeed in all ways,
Happy Guru Purnima!

(Source: Scrapsyard.com) This Guru Purnima, thank the teachers who have moulded and guided you at each step. (Source: Scrapsyard.com)

* Stick to the way you are now,
Follow the paths shown by your Guru,
The shine will come to you,
You will be the star of your life,
Happy Guru Purnima!

* Everyone of their life may have a Guru to steer them,
I had you in my life as my Guru,
You made me come out of my ignorance,
I learnt to deal with the issues all due to you,
I all the time pay my tribute to you,
Happy Guru Purnima!

* Guru is like Shiv without having Trishul in the hands,
Guru is like Vishnu without having chakra in their hands,
But guru is like Brahma without having four heads,
So now you can conclude that,
Guru is supreme power on the earth.
Happy Guru Purnima!

* There shall be no darkness in my life,
When there’s the ray of sunshine of your blessings and teachings,
Happy Guru Purnima !