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Share Your Photos of the Waxing Gurupurnima Moon

Dear reader,

During this auspicious time of the full moon in July, we celebrate Gurupurnima, honoring our Shri Guru and expressing our gratitude for the teachings and blessings our beloved spiritual Master has bestowed upon us.

Each year, in celebration of Gurupurnima, Siddha Yogis and new seekers from around the world submit their photographs of the moon to the Siddha Yoga path website.

I invite you to submit your photos of the Gurupurnima moon, either as it is waxing or once it has reached its fullest point.

The new moon emerges on July 10 and waxes each day until it becomes full on Gurupurnima, which is celebrated this year on Friday, July 23.

Information about Photographing the Moon

  • The moon will begin waxing on Saturday, July 10, and will reach its fullness on Friday, July 23.
  • Research the time of the moonrise and moonset in your location.
  • The moon rises in the east and sets in the west.
  • Mountains, hills, trees, and tall buildings on the horizon will affect the moon's visibility:
    • The rising moon may be visible a bit later than the exact time given for the moonrise.
    • The setting moon may no longer be visible before the exact time given for the moonset.
  • If possible, photograph the moon over water, trees, mountains, buildings, etc., in your area. This will give the viewer a sense of where you were when you took the photos.
  • To photograph the moon, your camera needs to be as still as possible.
    • The best option is to use a tripod.
    • You can also place the camera on a flat surface.
    • You can also hold the camera steady by placing your elbows on a solid surface.

How to Send Your Gurupurnima Moon Photos

  • After taking your photographs, please send the images as soon as possible.
  • You may submit up to three photographs with each submission.
  • Please use a JPEG file format no larger than 2 MB in size for each photo.
  • To submit your photos, please click on the link below, which will become active on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (USA).
  • The submission form will remain available until Friday, July 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (USA).



Sandeep Knoesel
Website Department Head
SYDA Foundation

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