Guru Purnima 2017 is upon us. Guru Purnima which is the first full moon night is the day when people across the country hail their “Gurus” who contributed immensely in their lives and guided them through the hurdles in life. Because no matter how successful you became in life eventually, there have been some people in your life who stood by you through the process and shaped you to be the person that you are today. Needless to say that it is imperative that your express your gratitude to all the gurus and teachers who shaped your future.

It is believed that the Guru Purnima was celebrated after Yogis started worshipping Sage Ved Vyas recited his collection of 4 Vedas to Lord Vishnu and eventually was blessed by the God. Sage Ved Vyas is known to have authored the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda.

With NASA tweeting out a picture of Guru Purnima, it is evident that the popularity of the day has reached far and wide. NASA tweeted saying that it was the full moon night this weekend which is called Guru Purnima, Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Ripe Corn Moon or the Thunder Moon. The Tweet was retweeted over 6.2K times. Celebrities from the film fraternity and Television also joined the club and revealed who their “Gurus” area while thanking them for their unconditional support.

Amitabh Bachchan

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Photo: Amitabh Bachchan | Twitter

On the occasion of Guru Purnima, the Shehenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan revealed that he has learned a lot from a number of people in his lifetime but, teaching that he received from his parents were above all.

Riteish Deshmukh

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The Bank Chor actor, Riteish Deshmukh revealed thatlearneds learnt everything from his late father and former Chief Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh.

Sonam Mahajan

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Sonam Mahajan took to Twitter thank her Pakistan-born Canadian write “Guru” Tarek Fatah on the occasion of Guru Purnima. She said that the author has given her a “Sense of direction”.

Ayushmann Khurrana

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(Photo:IANS)

Last seen in the Bollywood movie, “Meri Pyaari Bindu, Ayushmann had a bunch of people to thank. He thanked, Shoojit Sircar who was the director his debut film, Vicky Donor fo being the “guiding light”. He also expressed gratitude towards, Aanand L Rai, Siddhartha Basu, Ashish Patil, Raghu Ram, Nikhil Chinapa and Gaurav Kapur.

Kajal Aggarwal

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Photo: PTI

Kajal Aggarwal went on to respond to Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Guru Purnima Greetings and thanked him for being a guiding light to so many people across the globe.

Helly Shah

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Photo: Instagram

TV actress, Helly Shah put out the sweetest photo with her mother and said that everything she hopes to be, she owes it to her Guru. She also thanked her mom for being her “best guru”.

Shubhangi Atre

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Shubhangi Atre of Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai fame thanked her parents make her a strong individual that she is today.

“As we walk with the Guru, we walk in the light of existence, away from the darkness of ignorance. We leave behind all the problems of our life and move towards the peak experiences of life. Thanks to my Dad and Mom and all my teachers for making me as strong as I’m today. My success is your hardwork. Happy Guru Purnima!,” she said.

Roshni Sahota

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While thanking her teachers for the knowledge that they provided her, Roshni revealed that her Economic teacher, Anita Maam had a great influence in her life and helped her become a better human.

“It is my great fortune that I found the best teachers especially Anita Maam (our economic teacher), who all helped me clearing all my doubts and made me a better human with lots of knowledge and discipline. I bow before my teachers and parents. Guru’s glory is greater than God’s. Happy Guru Purnima,” she said.

Happy, Guru Purnima everyone? Have you thanked your Guru yet?