- A Hindu celebration to honour, pay respects and express gratitude to teachers.
- It commemorates the birth of the sage, Veda Vyasa.
- He is said to have edited the Vedas into 4 parts.
- He is also regarded as the author of the Mahabharata.
- On Purnima Tithi in Ashadha month.
- Mahatma Gandhi revived the festival to pay tributes to Shrimad Rajchandra, his spiritual guru.