Guru Purnima 2019: It is believed that a teacher plays an important role in shaping the life and career of an individual. To cherish this special bond, Guru Purnima is celebrated by Buddhists, Hindus and Jains every year.
Guru Purnima 2019 Date in India: The word 'Guru' is derived from Sanskrit and means 'remover of darkness'. It is observed on the full moon day of Ashadha of the Shakha Samavat according to the Hindu calendar. The festival this year falls on July 16.
Agrawal said total donation worth Rs 5.52 crore this year was nearly Rs 1.40 crore more than that received during festival in 2016. Over three lakh devotees from different parts of India and abroad visited Saibaba temple during Guru Poornima festival.