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July is considered to be the seventh month of the year, according to the Gregorian calendar. The month was named after the Roman general, Julius Caesar, by the Roman Senate, to honor him. July was the month of his birth. It is believed to be the warmest month of the year in the Northern hemisphere and the coldest month of the year in the Southern hemisphere.
India is a country with a divergent population comprising of numerous religions, cultures, communities, languages, traditions, and customs. The festivals celebrated across the country are diverse and reflect the rich and vibrant culture, history, and traditions of the country.
In accordance with the Hindu calendar, most festivals are celebrated based on the position of the Sun and the Moon. The festivals also defer according to the region and have different time zones. Most festivals include some significant days of fasting.
In India, July heralds the monsoons and is the wettest month in the country. Guru Purnima is a festival that normally falls in the month of July. It is a festival dedicated to spiritual and academic teachers and observed by Hindus in India. The day is dedicated to the renowned saint, Ved Vyasa. Guru Purnima falls on the Full Moon day in the Hindu month of Ashadha.