Functions & Festivals
Guru Purnima is an Indian festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers. This festival is traditionally celebrated by Hindus to pay their respects to their teachers and express their gratitude. The festival is celebrated on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June-July) of the Shaka Samvat, which is known as Hindu calendar in India
Rathasapthami is a Hindu festival that falls on the seventh day in the bright half (ShuklaPaksha) of the Hindu month Maagha. It is symbolically represented in the form of the Sun GodSurya turning his Ratha (Chariot) drawn by seven horses (representing seven colours) towards the northern hemisphere, in a north-easterly direction. It also marks the birth of Surya and hence celebrated as Surya Jayanti (the Sun-god's birthday).
Ratha Saptami is symbolic of the change of season to spring and the start of the harvesting season.