Ahead of Guru Purnima which falls on July 9 this year, social media is buzzing with people paying respect to their teachers and guides, while many are also sharing teachings of Gautam Buddha, as it is believed that Lord Buddha gave his first sermon on this auspicious day.
However, amid all this, one particular tweet has got everyone talking on Twitter. In what appears to be a one-of-a-kind incident, NASA mentioned Guru Purnima and tweeted out various names given to the full moon.
Full moon this weekend – called Guru Purnima, Hay Moon, Mead Moon, Ripe Corn Moon, Buck Moon, or our favorite, ⛈️ THUNDER MOON ⛈️ pic.twitter.com/XLufAdoDEQ
— NASA Moon (@NASAmoon) July 7, 2017
This excited Indian Twitterati and shared their own knowledge about this day.
Here’s how they reacted:
Thanks NASA for recognizing Guru Purnima. It is an honour to our "Guru" means teacher.
— Ashish Sinha (@Ashish30012113) July 8, 2017
Thankyou for recognising Guru Purnima, or Teacher's Day as per vedic practices. Wish you all a blessed Guru (Teacher) Purnima (Full moon).
— Ajit Kumar Singh (@the_ajitsingh) July 8, 2017
Also called Vyasa Purnima after the great sage Vyasa
— Mukta Mahajani (@MuktaMahajani) July 8, 2017
Guru Purnima 🌝👌
— Sushanth Mali (@SushanthMali) July 7, 2017
गुरु गोविन्द दोऊ खड़े काके लागूं पांय ।
बलिहारी गुरु अपने गोविन्द दियो बताय ।। pic.twitter.com/5UDnqacOPy
— Prashant Agrawal (@prashantagrvns) July 8, 2017
— Dileep Kumar (@DileepKumar_) July 8, 2017
— Shaibal Sinha (@Shaibal_Sinha) July 8, 2017
It is a great honor for Indian astronomy
— vallurvenkataraman (@vallurvenkat) July 8, 2017
My God. Now, NASA with be labelled a Communal organization, affiliated to RSS.
— Suresh Kochattil (@kochattil) July 8, 2017
Guru means removal of darkness. Festival dedicated to spiritual & academic teachers. Thank you NASA . About 40 % scientists are Indians.
— biju govind (@bijugovind) July 9, 2017
— MI….NI. (@monicanitin) July 8, 2017
Guru Purnima moon aligns the closest in the night sky to the center of our galaxy – which is the densest (Guru) area of the Milkyway
— Author Ramadas (@sky3102bce) July 7, 2017