Saturday 3 December 2022 | Magsar Sud 11, Samvat 2079

Sat 3 Dec 2022

Sunday 9 October 2022 marked the Sharad Purnima festival, traditionally regarded as being the when the first full moon is seen after the monsoon season has ended.

Sunday 9 October 2022 marked the Sharad Purnima festival, traditionally regarded as being the when the first full moon is seen after the monsoon season has ended. On this day, the newly harvested grain is offered to the Lord and then eaten. During the night of Sharad Poonam, people dance to devotional music in the village square under the moonlight. Displays of silver ornaments are arranged to reflect the bright light of the moon everywhere, creating a cooling and calming atmosphere.

In Maninagardham, Gnan Mahodadhi Acharya Swamiji Maharaj and sants performed utsav in the main Mandir, where a splendid display of lights and steel utensils had been arranged in the main Sinhasan around Lord Shree Swaminarayan, and then the traditional doodh powa offering was made to the Lord.
In the vast grounds of the Mandir, all the sants and disciples joined together to perform Samuh Raas, communal dancing, as sants and local musicians sang devotional songs. Sharad Poonam was also observed in all Mandirs around the world.