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    Twitterati Hails Google During Guru Purnima, Thanking Spiritual Gurus and Mentors

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indians on Tuesday celebrated the festival of Guru Purnima - a day of showing reverence to one’s spiritual mentors, guides, or gurus. From the country’s vice president and prime minister, to celebrities and religious people; from spiritual gurus, to commoners, all have taken to social media to express their sentiments.

    However, some netizens, in a lighter vein, opted to thank the Google search engine for guiding them in their lives.

    The occasion, held according to the Hindu almanac, was celebrated this year on Tuesday, 16 July.     

    From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Home Minister Amit Shah, many politicians took to Twitter to congratulate the country on the occasion.

    The Goa state legislative assembly also found a mention of the Guru Purnima festival in the speech of State Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant.

    Celebrities from various spheres of life and spiritual leaders also observed the auspicious day by paying homage to their “gurus”.

    Some spiritual gurus with millions of followers took to social media with their messages on the occasion.

    However, cheekily enough, many netizens chose to thank Google on the occasion, claiming that it was actually the search engine that was their real guru. A section of the Twitterati thanked their “Google Guru” for giving them a vast range of information about various topics.

    The day is believed to have been marked since time immemorial, with people worshipping their gurus for imparted knowledge and guiding them in their personal lives. They would also give material goods and make life-long promises to lead a good life.

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