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Sharad Poonam in Chicago

The final full moon of the Hindu calendar, Aso sud poonam, is referred to as Sharad Poonam. It is said that the full moon on this night is extra bright and clear. It is usually the first moon after the monsoon rains and marks the start of the Sharad (between monsoon and winter) season.

This Sharad Poonam festival was celebrated on Sunday 24 October 2010, Amongst a display of silver ornaments.

At the end of the traditional, Indian, communal dance, prasad of doodh pawa, was distributed to everyone.


   
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