Significance, Pooja Vidhi, Shab Mahurat

Last update: July 30, 2022, 07:10 AM IST

Many devotees observe a day-long fast to pay homage to the deity (Image: Shutterstock)

The occasion is dedicated to Chandradev (Moon God) and it is believed that it is auspicious to see the moon on Chandradarshan.

Chandra Darshan 2022: The appearance of the moon in the sky a day after Amavasya marks the celebration of Chandra Darshan. The occasion is dedicated to Chandradev (Moon God) and it is believed to be very auspicious to see the moon on Chandradarshan. Many devotees observe a one-day fast to pay homage to the deity on this day.

Those who fast do not eat anything until they worship the moon god. According to Hindu mythology, those who fast with sincerity and dedication are blessed with good fortune and prosperity. Some devotees also donate food, money and clothes to seek the blessings of Lord Moon on this day.

Chandra Darshan 2022: Moon Sighting Times

The moon will be visible between 7:14 PM and 8:31 PM on Saturday, July 30.

Chandra Darshan 2022: Significance

Lord Moon is considered to be an important node and a benefic planet that affects the minds of human beings. Fasting on this day helps to cleanse the mind of negative thoughts and bad intentions. It also balances the Kapha, Pitta and Vata elements in the human body.

Chandra Darshan 2022: Pooja Vidhi

Worshipers wake up early in the morning, bathe, and vow to fast the whole day. They pray to Lord Moon by offering arghya at sunset. People break their fast when they see the moon. They also use this day to make donations for daily needs.

Chandra Darshan 2022: Shab Mahurat

Brahma Mahurta will start at 4:18 am and end at 4:59 am. While Abhijit Mehrita will be in effect from 12:00 PM to 12:54 PM. Additionally, Twilight Mahratta will last from 7:00 PM to 7:24 PM.

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