Why do we Celebrate Guru Purnima?

Guru Purnima, celebrated on the full moon day of the Ashadha period in the Indian tradition, holds great significance. This year, it falls on July 3rd. We celebrate Guru Purnima to express gratitude to Sage Ved Vyas, who authored The Mahabharat and bestowed upon the world the Rig Veda, Yajur Ved, Sam Ved, and Atharva Ved. It is also a way to revere Lord Shiva, who initiated the teachings of yoga to the Saptarishis on this day.
Astrologically, Guru Purnima 2023 is important. It is the full moon day in the Aashaadha month, with the Moon positioned in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, and the Purvashadha Nakshatra, ruled by Venus. This alignment has a holistic impact on the mind and heart.
On Guru Purnima, it is customary to visit one's Guru, renew the pledge of discipleship, and seek blessings for a year filled with
 Divine Grace
 Good Health
 Prosperity
Observing dos and don'ts is essential, such as waking up early, taking a holy bath, meditating, chanting the Guru Mantra, and making donations to the needy. Disrespect towards the Guru and deviating from their teachings should be avoided.
The day involves various rituals to express gratitude, including
 Seeking the Guru's blessings
 Attending Satsang
 Chanting mantras
 Offering prayers
 Meditating
 Seeking forgiveness
 Renewing vows
 Performing Mangal Guru Aarti
 Committing to acts of kindness.
Lord Vishnu, the source of divine grace and sustenance, holds special significance on Guru Purnima. Devotees worship Lord Vishnu and recite the Vishnu Sahasranamam Stotram to invoke auspiciousness.
Guru Purnima is a cherished tradition that celebrates the Guru-Shishya relationship and the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment.