Stunning Sharad Purnima Darshan
Sharad Purnima was celebrated on the full moon night of 29 October. The pastime of Lord Krishna and the gopis engaged in the rasa dance was reflected on Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari’s altar which looked resplendent with vibrant flower decoration and striking light effects.
A team of pujaris and congregation devotees worked for hours to get the ‘full moon night’ look for Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari’s altar with special lighting, a pure white moon above the altar and dioramas of Lord Krishna dancing with the gopis. The special Sharad Purnima darshan, a first in the history of Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari temple, left visitors and devotees spellbound.
As is traditionally done, devotees prepared large quantities of beaten rice (poha) soaked in sweetened milk and left it overnight on the temple terrace under the full moon. Devotees relished the nectarine and cool milk-poha the next day morning.