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 2021 : March 14 Sunday

Pratipada Tithi Timing : March 13, 3:51 pm - March 14, 5:06 pm
Moonrise : March 14, 7:17 am
Moonset : March 14, 7:28 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 March 13, 3:51 PM - March 14, 5:06 PM
MoonriseMarch 14, 2021 7:17 AM
MoonsetMarch 14, 2021 7:28 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 2021 and Moonset

January 14th
Thursday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Jan 13, 10:30 AM - Jan 14, 9:01 AM
Moonrise : Jan 14, 8:09 AM
Moonset : Jan 14, 7:13 PM
February 13th
Saturday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Feb 12, 12:35 AM - Feb 13, 12:29 AM
Moonrise : Feb 13, 8:10 AM
Moonset : Feb 13, 7:52 PM
March 14th
Sunday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Mar 13, 3:51 PM - Mar 14, 5:06 PM
Moonrise : Mar 14, 7:17 AM
Moonset : Mar 14, 7:28 PM
April 13th
Tuesday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Apr 12, 8:00 AM - Apr 13, 10:17 AM
Moonrise : Apr 13, 6:54 AM
Moonset : Apr 13, 7:55 PM
May 13th
Thursday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : May 12, 12:29 AM - May 13, 3:06 AM
Moonrise : May 13, 6:42 AM
Moonset : May 13, 8:27 PM
June 11th
Friday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Jun 10, 4:22 PM - Jun 11, 6:30 PM
Moonrise : Jun 11, 6:08 AM
Moonset : Jun 11, 8:09 PM
July 11th
Sunday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Jul 10, 6:46 AM - Jul 11, 7:47 AM
Moonrise : Jul 11, 6:40 AM
Moonset : Jul 11, 8:34 PM
August 9th
Monday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Aug 08, 7:20 PM - Aug 09, 6:56 PM
Moonrise : Aug 09, 6:28 AM
Moonset : Aug 09, 7:56 PM
September 8th
Wednesday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Sep 07, 6:21 AM - Sep 08, 4:37 AM
Moonrise : Sep 08, 7:13 AM
Moonset : Sep 08, 7:47 PM
October 7th
Thursday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Oct 06, 4:35 PM - Oct 07, 1:47 PM
Moonrise : Oct 07, 7:00 AM
Moonset : Oct 07, 6:59 PM
November 5th
Friday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Nov 05, 2:44 AM - Nov 05, 11:14 PM
Moonrise : Nov 05, 6:48 AM
Moonset : Nov 05, 6:16 PM
December 5th
Sunday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Dec 04, 1:13 PM - Dec 05, 9:27 AM
Moonrise : Dec 05, 7:52 AM
Moonset : Dec 05, 6:44 PM

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