Sharad Poonam – Shree Swaminarayan Temple Perth Australia

Sharad Poonam

Sharad Poonam is an auspicious day when the moon is the closest to the earth in the year.  Devotees celebrate by performing Raas Dance and Singing Devotional Songs to the accompaniment of musical instruments. An offering of Dudh Pawa (rice in thick milk) is served to the Lord on this special day and Devotees enjoy the remnants (Prasada)

On this day, Lord Shree Krushna performed the divine dance (Raas Leela) with the Gopis in Vrundavana. The discourse for this pastime can be found in Shreemad Bhagwatam – Raas Panchaadhyay Katha Canto 10 (29-33).
 6:30pm – 7:00pm  Sandhya Arti, Nitya Niyam and Thaal
 7:00pm – 7:15pm  Katha
 7:15m –  8:00pm  Raas Utsav
 8:00pm – 8:30pm  Chesta and Prasad roopi bhojan