Chandra Darshan (Hindi: चंद्र दर्शन, Gujarati: ચંદ્ર દર્શન) is the observance of sighting the moon after the Amavasya (the new moon). In Hinduism Chandra Darshan or Moon Sighting holds immense religious significance. Devotees on this day worship Chandra Dev and offer special prayers. It is believed to be very auspicious to see the moon just after the Amavasya.

This day after Amavasya is celebrated as Chandra Darshan in the honour of the Moon God. The most favourable time for sighting the moon is just after sunset. Predicting the most appropriate time for Chandra Darshan is a difficult job even for Panchang makers. Chandra Darshan is observed with great fervour and devotion in different parts of the country.

Next Chandra Darshan Date in 2020 : April 24 Friday

Pratipada Tithi Timing : April 23, 7:55 am - April 24, 10:01 am
Moonrise : April 24, 6:48 am
Moonset : April 24, 8:00 pm

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Rituals during Chandra Darshan:

On the day of Chandra Darshan, Hindu devotees worship the Moon God. Devotees observe a strict fast on this day to please Chandra Dev. They do not eat or drink anything all through the day. The fast is broken after sighting the Moon just after sunset.

It is believed that a person who performs all the ritualistic worship of Moon God on the day of Chandra Darshan will be bestowed with endless good fortune and prosperity.

Offering donations is also an important ritual on Chandra Darshan. People donate clothes, rice and sugar among other things to Brahmins on this day.

Important Timings On Chandra Darshan

Pratipada Tithi Timing April 23, 7:55 AM - April 24, 10:01 AM
MoonriseApril 24, 2020 6:48 AM
MoonsetApril 24, 2020 8:00 PM
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Significance of Chandra Darshan:

In Hindu mythology, Chandra Dev or the Hindu Lord of Moon is considered to be one of the most revered deities. He is also a significant ‘graha’ or planet of the ‘Navgraha’, which influences life on Earth. Moon is known to be a favourable planet and is associated with wisdom, purity and good intentions. It is believed that an individual with favourably placed Moon in his/her planet will live a more successful and prosperous life. Furthermore Moon is even more influential in Hinduism as it follows the lunar calendar. In Hindu mythology, Chandra Dev or the Moon God is also known to be the nurturer of animal and plant life. He is married to the 27 Nakshatras, who are the daughters of King Prajapati Daksha and is also the father of Budha or Planet Mercury. Hindu devotees therefore worship Moon God on the day of Chandra Darshan to seek His blessings for success and good fortune.

All Chandra Darshan dates in 2020 and Moonset

January 26th
Sunday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Jan 25, 3:11 AM - Jan 26, 4:31 AM
Moonrise : Jan 26, 8:11 AM
Moonset : Jan 26, 7:30 PM
February 24th
Monday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Feb 23, 9:02 PM - Feb 24, 11:15 PM
Moonrise : Feb 24, 7:26 AM
Moonset : Feb 24, 7:07 PM
March 25th
Wednesday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Mar 24, 2:58 PM - Mar 25, 5:27 PM
Moonrise : Mar 25, 7:07 AM
Moonset : Mar 25, 7:32 PM
April 24th
Friday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Apr 23, 7:55 AM - Apr 24, 10:01 AM
Moonrise : Apr 24, 6:48 AM
Moonset : Apr 24, 8:00 PM
May 24th
Sunday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : May 22, 11:08 PM - May 24, 12:17 AM
Moonrise : May 24, 6:49 AM
Moonset : May 24, 8:39 PM
June 22nd
Monday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Jun 21, 12:11 PM - Jun 22, 11:59 AM
Moonrise : Jun 22, 6:25 AM
Moonset : Jun 22, 8:24 PM
July 21st
Tuesday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Jul 20, 11:02 PM - Jul 21, 9:24 PM
Moonrise : Jul 21, 6:11 AM
Moonset : Jul 21, 8:00 PM
August 20th
Thursday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Aug 19, 8:11 AM - Aug 20, 5:19 AM
Moonrise : Aug 20, 7:06 AM
Moonset : Aug 20, 8:10 PM
September 18th
Friday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Sep 17, 4:30 PM - Sep 18, 12:50 PM
Moonrise : Sep 18, 6:55 AM
Moonset : Sep 18, 7:25 PM
October 17th
Saturday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Oct 17, 1:01 AM - Oct 17, 9:08 PM
Moonrise : Oct 17, 6:43 AM
Moonset : Oct 17, 6:39 PM
November 16th
Monday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Nov 15, 10:37 AM - Nov 16, 7:06 AM
Moonrise : Nov 16, 7:40 AM
Moonset : Nov 16, 6:51 PM
December 15th
Tuesday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Dec 14, 9:46 PM - Dec 15, 7:06 PM
Moonrise : Dec 15, 7:31 AM
Moonset : Dec 15, 6:27 PM

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