What is Sharad Poonam?
His Divine Holiness Acharya Swamishree accepted the humble prayers of the villagers of Bavla and celebrated the Sharad Poonam festival in their village on 27th October 2004.
The festival was held in the centre square of Bavla. A magnificent array of steel utensils was displayed to reflect the cool, soothing light of the moon onto all the devotees. At the centre of this was the grand throne upon which Acharya Swamishree presided.
The sants and devotees of Gujarat danced to the accompaniment of live devotional music, performed by Swamibapa’s highly talented Sants. Acharya Swamishree joined in with the dancing for a short while to make the occasion even more special.
At the end of the festival, prasad of 'doodh pova' and 'gota’ was distributed to the devotees and all the villagers.
Celebrations were also observed at all Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan Temples around the world.