Today is the appearance day of Srila Vyasadeva, or VedaVyasa, who composed the major portion of Vedic literature.
Today we are celebrating Guru-puja, because we are very indebted to our Gurudeva, the guru-parampara and Srila Vyasadeva. In India, all the various sampradayas –Vaisnava and Mayavadi as well – accept Sri Vyasadeva as Guru, and all worship him on the day of Guru-puja without hesitation.
“This Srimad-Bhagavatam is the literary incarnation of God, and it is compiled by Srila Vyasadeva, the incarnation of God. It is meant for the ultimate good of all people, and it is all-successful, all-blissful and all-perfect.” (Bhag.1.3.40)
This is a day of remembrance of all gurus, through whom God grants the Divine grace of Spiritual knowledge to His disciples.
Guru Purnima is an opportunity for disciples to recommit themselves to following their Guru’s guidance and teachings.