The Sharad Poonam celebrations were held on Monday 29 October 2012 in all the temples around the world. This year Acharya Swamishree celebrated Sharad Poonam in Bharasar, Gujarat, India.
At the event in Bharasar, Acharya Swamishree was adorned in splendid garlands and led to the grounds on a silver carriage pulled by horses. The ceremonial ‘Kumbh’, symbolising our respect and honour for Moethe Earth, was also paraded as part of the procession.
A splendid display of steel utensils to reflect the light of the moon was created. Acharya Swamishree presided at the centre of the display, around which, sants and disciples danced to devotional music.
That same evening, sants and disciples held the Sharad Poonam raas in the compound of Maninagar Temple. A competition was held in which people from all ages took part. Both disciples and others from Ahmedabad took a keen interest in the dance contest. Judges assessed the dancers for their constumes and dance style. The winners and runners up from each age caterogy were given prizes.