Post Lunar eclipse, devotees participate in 'bhasm aarti' at Ujjain's Mahakal temple

28 Jul 2018 09:41 AM

Post Lunar eclipse, devotees participate in 'bhasm aarti' at Ujjain's Mahakal temple

Updated 28 Jul 2018 09:41 AM

The day is all the more special in India, as both lunar eclipse and Guru Purnima fall on the same day.
Celebrated on the full-moon day in the 'Ashadh' month of the Hindu calendar, Guru Purnima is a day dedicated to spiritual teachers.
Since the festival is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists, there are no set rituals that are followed during the day.
While some people observe fast to show respect to their gurus, others visit temples to offer prayers and seek blessings. People, who follow living gurus, pray for the long life of their spiritual teachers.
Students, on the other hand, celebrate this festival in schools where they worship their teachers and ask for their blessings.

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