“Guru Purnima is the day on which Sage Vyasa was born. Sage Vyasa was born on a full moon day. It is in remembrance of that event that all disciples and devotees worship their own gurus on Guru Purnima.”
Photos of the Hyderabad ashram during Guru Purnima, Monday, July 22, 2013. More photos can be seen on Facebook at Shivabalayogi - Greatest Yogi of His Time. Devotees around the world celebrated Guru Purnima and there were special celebrations in Adivarapupeta and Jhansi.
There was a large Guru Purnima program at the Bangalore ashram. As every year, panchamrutha abhishekam was performed to Swamiji’s paadukas (ritual bathing of Swamiji's feet symbolized by ceremonial slippers) by all devotees in the meditation hall of the ashram in J P Nagar. After bhajans, there was a mass feeding for some three or four hundred devotees.