Sharad Poonam festival was celebrated on Friday 18 October 2013, in Surat in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree.
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 year Sharad Poonam festival was celebrated on Friday 18 October 2013, in Surat in the presence of His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree.
Amongst a magnificent display of silver ornaments, Lord Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa and Acharya Swamishree gave darshan to all the sants and disciples who danced to the music of devotional songs.
Sants and disciples also celebrated Sharad Poonam in the vast grounds of Maninagar.
At the end of the traditional, Indian, communal dance, prasad of doodh pawa, was distributed to everyone.