Photos: Here's how devotees across India celebrated Guru Purnima

  • Guru Purnima, a festival dedicated to all academic and spiritual gurus (teachers), was observed in India on July 24. On this day, students pay respect to their gurus for sharing their lessons and knowledge and seek blessings from them.
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Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashadha, which is from June to July. Buddhists celebrate Buddh Purnima to commemorate the day when Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India. Devotees from across India celebrated the occasion by taking a dip in the Ganga, visiting temples and seeking blessings from their gurus.(ANI)

Guru Purnima is celebrated on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashadha, which is from June to July. Buddhists celebrate Buddh Purnima to commemorate the day when Gautama Buddha gave his first sermon at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India. Devotees from across India celebrated the occasion by taking a dip in the Ganga, visiting temples and seeking blessings from their gurus.(ANI)

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Hindu devotees wait for the arrival of their guru Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati Guru, to offer prayers on the occasion of Guru Purnima.(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Hindu devotees wait for the arrival of their guru Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati Guru, to offer prayers on the occasion of Guru Purnima.(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Baghambari Math at Prayagraj decorated with balloons on the occasion of Guru Purnima.(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Baghambari Math at Prayagraj decorated with balloons on the occasion of Guru Purnima.(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Devotees of Bhagwan Sai Baba offer prayers to a sacred fire during Guru Purnima celebrations at the Sai Baba Temple in Bangalore. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP)

Devotees of Bhagwan Sai Baba offer prayers to a sacred fire during Guru Purnima celebrations at the Sai Baba Temple in Bangalore. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP)

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People take part in an aarti from the gate of an Ashram as temple remained closed due to COVID-19 guidelines, in Varanasi. (PTI)

People take part in an aarti from the gate of an Ashram as temple remained closed due to COVID-19 guidelines, in Varanasi. (PTI)

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Saints of Swaminarayan Gurukul pray to their Guru on the eve of Guru Purnima, in Surat.

Saints of Swaminarayan Gurukul pray to their Guru on the eve of Guru Purnima, in Surat.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers to his Guru at a temple in Gorakhpur.(PTI)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers to his Guru at a temple in Gorakhpur.(PTI)

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Devotees stand outside the Belur Math in Kolkata on the occasion of Guru Purnima as temple opened only for one day. (ANI)

Devotees stand outside the Belur Math in Kolkata on the occasion of Guru Purnima as temple opened only for one day. (ANI)

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A priest can be seen making an offering to an idol of Bhagwan Sai Baba inside Sai Baba Temple in Bangalore. The temple was decorated with medicines, face masks and other items used to prevent spread of Covid-19. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP)

A priest can be seen making an offering to an idol of Bhagwan Sai Baba inside Sai Baba Temple in Bangalore. The temple was decorated with medicines, face masks and other items used to prevent spread of Covid-19. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP)

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Arun Singh was seen offering prayers at a temple in Sector 44, Noida.(Sunil Ghosh /Hindustan Times)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Arun Singh was seen offering prayers at a temple in Sector 44, Noida.(Sunil Ghosh /Hindustan Times)

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A priest offers evening special prayers on the occasion of Guru Purnima at the lake of Pushkar. (ANI)

A priest offers evening special prayers on the occasion of Guru Purnima at the lake of Pushkar. (ANI)

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A student takes blessings of Guru Harmilapi Maharaj on the occasion of Guru Purnima at Harmilap Bhavan, in Haridwar. (ANI)

A student takes blessings of Guru Harmilapi Maharaj on the occasion of Guru Purnima at Harmilap Bhavan, in Haridwar. (ANI)

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A saint seeks blessings of yoga guru Baba Ramdev on the eve of Guru Purnima, in Haridwar. (ANI)

A saint seeks blessings of yoga guru Baba Ramdev on the eve of Guru Purnima, in Haridwar. (ANI)

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Devotees offer prayers at a temple on the occasion of Guru Purnima, in Pushkar.(PTI)

Devotees offer prayers at a temple on the occasion of Guru Purnima, in Pushkar.(PTI)

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Devotees take a dip in the river Ganga at Har Ki Pauri ghat, in Haridwar on Saturday. (ANI)

Devotees take a dip in the river Ganga at Har Ki Pauri ghat, in Haridwar on Saturday. (ANI)

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