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 2022 : May 31 Tuesday

Pratipada Tithi Timing : May 30, 5:00 pm - May 31, 7:19 pm
Moonrise : May 31, 6:03 am
Moonset : May 31, 8:04 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 May 30, 5:00 PM - May 31, 7:19 PM
MoonriseMay 31, 2022 6:03 AM
MoonsetMay 31, 2022 8:04 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 2022 and Moonset

January 3rd
Monday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Jan 03, 12:03 AM - Jan 03, 8:32 PM
Moonrise : Jan 03, 7:41 AM
Moonset : Jan 03, 6:33 PM
February 2nd
Wednesday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Feb 01, 11:16 AM - Feb 02, 8:31 AM
Moonrise : Feb 02, 8:06 AM
Moonset : Feb 02, 7:30 PM
March 3rd
Thursday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Mar 02, 11:04 PM - Mar 03, 9:37 PM
Moonrise : Mar 03, 7:19 AM
Moonset : Mar 03, 7:13 PM
April 2nd
Saturday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Apr 01, 11:54 AM - Apr 02, 11:58 AM
Moonrise : Apr 02, 7:00 AM
Moonset : Apr 02, 7:48 PM
May 2nd
Monday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : May 01, 1:58 AM - May 02, 3:25 AM
Moonrise : May 02, 6:43 AM
Moonset : May 02, 8:22 PM
May 31st
Tuesday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : May 30, 5:00 PM - May 31, 7:19 PM
Moonrise : May 31, 6:03 AM
Moonset : May 31, 8:04 PM
June 30th
Thursday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Jun 29, 8:22 AM - Jun 30, 10:49 AM
Moonrise : Jun 30, 6:27 AM
Moonset : Jun 30, 8:31 PM
July 30th
Saturday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Jul 28, 11:25 PM - Jul 30, 1:21 AM
Moonrise : Jul 30, 7:05 AM
Moonset : Jul 30, 8:32 PM
August 28th
Sunday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Aug 27, 1:47 PM - Aug 28, 2:45 PM
Moonrise : Aug 28, 6:47 AM
Moonset : Aug 28, 7:41 PM
September 27th
Tuesday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Sep 26, 3:24 AM - Sep 27, 3:08 AM
Moonrise : Sep 27, 7:22 AM
Moonset : Sep 27, 7:21 PM
October 26th
Wednesday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Oct 25, 4:18 PM - Oct 26, 2:42 PM
Moonrise : Oct 26, 7:08 AM
Moonset : Oct 26, 6:34 PM
November 25th
Friday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Nov 24, 4:27 AM - Nov 25, 1:37 AM
Moonrise : Nov 25, 8:08 AM
Moonset : Nov 25, 6:56 PM
December 24th
Saturday
Pratipada Tithi Timing : Dec 23, 3:46 PM - Dec 24, 12:06 PM
Moonrise : Dec 24, 8:01 AM
Moonset : Dec 24, 6:47 PM

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