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Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima is celebrated in honour of the birth of Maharishi Veda Vyasa who compiled the four Vedas, authored the Brahma Sutras, wrote the 18 Puranas. Romola Butalia writes about this sacred festival.

The full moon day of Ashad, falling on 21st July 2005, is celebrated as Guru Purnima, in honour of the birth of Maharishi Veda Vyasa. Sri Vyasa compiled and codified the four Vedas – Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Atharva Veda and Sama Veda.


Guru Purnima is celebrated in honour of the birth of Maharishi Veda Vyasa who compiled the four Vedas, authored the Brahma Sutras, wrote the 18 Puranas. Romola Butalia writes about this sacred festival.

The full moon day of Ashad, falling on 21st July 2005, is celebrated as Guru Purnima, in honour of the birth of Maharishi Veda Vyasa. Sri Vyasa compiled and codified the four Vedas – Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Atharva Veda and Sama Veda.