The full moon day in the month of Bhadrapad (August – September) is observed as Proshtapadi Purnima. In 2011, the date of Proshtapadi Purnima is September 12. The fifteen day auspicious period which begins on the first day of the Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) ends on Proushtapadi Poornima day.
Proshtapadi Purnima falls during the Chatur Mas period. The most important event on the day is the reading of the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. It is believed that listening to Bhagavad Purana brings peace and prosperity.
Various Vaishavana spiritual organizations conduct special Bhagavad Purana reading on the day. The day is also of great importance in