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Chandra Puja is dedicated to the Moon God. Read more about Grah Shanti Chandra Pooja / Moon worship.

Chandra Puja

Associated Day : Monday
Gemstone : Pearl
Metal : Silver
Direction : Northwest
Color : White
Grain : Rice
Flower : White Arali
Food : Curd Rice
Dhyan Mantra : Dadhi Sankha Tusarapham Ksirodarnava Samphavam Namami Sasinam Somam Samphor MakutaBhusanam
Chandra Gayatri Mantra: Aum Sheer Putraay Vidmahe
Amrit Tatvaay Dheemahi
Tanno Chandra Prachodayat

Chandra Puja is dedicated to Lord Chandra, the Moon God. Grah Shanti Chandra Puja (Moon Worship) is recommended to those, having malefic Chandra or wrongly placed moon as per the horoscope. The following list includes couple of things associated with Chandra.

Chandra is the name for moon in Vedic astrology. In Sanskrit, Chandra means "bright and shining". The Moon is also known as Soma, named after the intoxicating sacred drink used in Vedic sacrifice. Chandra gives a calm and soothing affect to our life.

Chandra Puja - Moon Worship
The crucial importance of Chandra Grah (Moon Planet) lies in the fact that it controls five senses of human life. Moon is the ruler of mind and all the senses are controlled by the mind. The worship of Chandra can be started from any Monday of the bright fortnight. One should sit facing the northwest direction and chant the following mantra of Chandra.

Aum Shraam Shreem Shroum Sah Chandraay Namah
The jaap of 18 Malas is usually recommended. People can observe fast on Mondays which would be beneficial. They can take meal for one time avoiding salt and grains, if possible. One should offer milk mixed with sugar on Shiva lingam on Mondays.

Position of the Moon
The bright Moon is regarded as benefic of the highest order and the dark Moon is regarded as malefic. The Moon rules over the sidereal zodiac of Cancer. The Moon exalts in Taurus and falls in the sign of Scorpio. Chandra is most comfortable in the 4th house. The Moon is particularly favorable for the water sign ascendants of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Nature of Chandra is watery.

The Moon - Its Significance
Moon is an indicator of the females, the public, general well-being and happiness, femininity and beauty, the eyesight, memory and the mind. The moon or Chandra as the mind shows all the senses and their ability to take life in all its splendors. Due to malefic Chandra, problems like mental retardation, skin and nerve problems, jaundice, fluid accumulation are observed. The above problems can be overcome by praying to Lord Chandra.