Guru Purnima 2017 will be celebrated on the tithi or muhurat of Saturday, July 8, at 10:01 am to Sunday, July 9, 12:06 pm. Guru Purnima or Guru Pornima is observed by Hindus and Buddhists to show the ultimate respect to your guru, teacher or mentor. It could be a saint / guru / god or simply your mentors or even your parents who guide you along the way. Guru Purnima is also known as Vyasa Purnima, as it is the birth anniversary of Veda Vyasa on this day. Veda Vyasa, also known as Vyas Rishi or Vyas Muni, was the writer of the much revered Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.
The 2018 date for Guru Purnima is Friday, July 27.