Shri Anna Ganapati Navgraha Siddhapeetham Nashik Maharashtra India

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Lord Chandra (moon)

In Hinduism, Chandra is the Vedic Lunar deity Graha Soma i.e. juice. The Soma name refers particularly to the juice of sap in the plants and thus makes the Moon the lord of plants and vegetation.

Chandra is described as young, beautiful, fair; two-armed and having in his hands a club and a lotus. He rides his chariot across the sky every night, pulled by ten white horses or an antelope. He is connected with dew, and as such, is one of the gods of fertility. He is also called Rajanipati (lord of the night) and Kshuparaka (one who illuminates the night), Indu (the bright drop). As Soma, he presides over Somvar or Monday.

In Vedic astrology Chandra represents Sattva Guna, brain and mind, emotions, sensitivity, softness, imagination, queen and mother. Chandra rules over the sign Karka (Cancer), while he is exalted in Vrishabha (Taurus) and in his fall in Vrishchika (Scorpio). The waxing moon is considered to be benefic, and the waning moon is considered to be malefic. The bright moon is considered a benefic of the highest order, while the dark moon is considered a malefic. Chandra is lord of three nakshatras or lunar mansions: Rohini, Hasta and Shravana.

In Hindu astrology, the moon is considered to be one of the best planets to be born under as it promises wealth and happiness.

Characteristics of Chandra are: Wives - Rohini; Colour - White; Gender - Female; Element - Water; God - Varuna; Pratyadi Devata - Gowri; Metal - Silver; Gemstone - Pearl/ Moonstone; Body part - Blood; Taste - Salt; Food - Rice; Season - Winter; Direction - North west; Day - Monday; Tone - Ma.

Mantras and Remedies

  • For Chandra or Moon related problems and during the dasa or antardasa of Moon
  • Worship the ruling deity Gouri.
  • Recite Annapoorna stotram.
  • Japa of Moon’s moola mantra : 'Om shram sreem shraum sah chandraya namah', 10000 times in 40 days.
  • Recite the Chandra stotra : Dadhi Shankha tushaarabham ksheero darnava sambhavam Namaami shashinam somam shambhor mukuta bhushanam
  • Charity : Donate cow’s milk or rice on Monday.
  • Fasting day : On Mondays
  • Pooja : Devi pooja.
  • Rudraksha : Wear 2 mukhi Rudraksha.
  • Friends : Sun and Mercury
  • Enemies : None
  • Neutral : Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus
  • Lord of : Cancer
  • Exaltation : Taurus 30
  • Debilitation : None
  • Sex : Male
  • Direction : North West
  • Lucky stone : Pearl, Moon stone
  • Lucky colours : White, silver hue
  • Deity : Durga, Parvati
  • Articles of donation : Rice, Milk, Silver, Pearl, Curd, Misri, White cloth flowers or sandal wood. ( On Monday evening)
  • Appearance : Circular shape, pleasing eyes, witty, oversexed, unsteady mentally
  • Humor & part of the Body : Blood, flesh, cheeks, breast, calves, left eye of male & right of female
  • Ailments : Heart, lungs, asthama, diarrohea, dysentry, kidneys, diabetes, jaundice, mensural disorders, skin disease, anaemia, nervous, T.B, itches, indigestion, fear from horned animals and water, cough, fever, boils, etc
  • Represents : Mind, heart, mana, moola
  • Prominent Qualities : Wavering, It Gives Strength to Bear child, A Crawling Insect


  • Nakshtra Name: Rohini ['the red one', a name of Aldebaran. Also known as brāhmī']
  • Lord : Chandra (Moon)
  • Symbol :Cart or chariot, temple, banyan tree
  • Deity : Brahma or Prajapati, the Creator
  • Indian zodiac :10 o – 23 o 20' Vrishabha
  • Western zodiac : 6 o – 19 ° 20' Gemini
  • Nakshtra Name: Abhijit ['victorious']
  • Lord : Chandra (Moon)
  • Symbol :Ear or Three Footprints
  • Deity : Vishnu, preserver of universe
  • Indian zodiac :10 o – 23 o 20' Makara
  • Western zodiac : 6o – 19 o 20' Aquarius
  • Nakshtra Name: Hasta ['the hand']
  • Lord : Chandra (Moon)
  • Symbol :Hand or fist
  • Deity : Saviti or Surya, the Sun god
  • Indian zodiac :10 o – 23 o 20' Kanya
  • Western zodiac : 6 o – 19 o 20' Libra

Lord Chandra (moon) Shanti Karma


    The common and the standard Pooja to remove obstacles and bestow prosperity and wealth. This pooja is done before commencing any auspicious job. Pratisthana and Shodashopachara are done which are followed by SHRI SUKTAM.

  • CHANDRA SHANTI KARMA:– (HOMAM) : from irrational fears and is insecure and moody. :

    Description :

    Kalash Sthapana, Panchang Sthapana (Gauri Ganesh, Punyavachan, Shodash Matrika, Navgraha, Sarvotabhadra), Yogini Pujan, Kshetrapal Pujan, Swastivachan, Sankalp, Ganesh Pujan, Shiv Pujan and Abhishek, Chandra Yantra puja, Chandra Mantra Jaap, Chandra Gayatri mantra chanting, Aarti, Pushpanjali.

    The puja will be performed as per Vedic rituals based on birth details (name, date, place, time), and Sankalp (your wish).

    This is an individual puja (you may do the puja on individual name or include your family members in the puja). You will be provided with the contact number of the priest to call during the Sankalp.

  • Benefits :

    1. For concentration, mental peace, pleasing personality, control of emotions and to get rid of mental depression, wavering mind.

    2. Relief from ailments of the lungs, chest and breathing and ailments of the eyes.

    3. It gives relief from depression, anxiety, laziness and phobias.

    4. Helpful in improving relations with the mother.

    5. It helps in toning down the ill effects of Kemadrum yoga if it is present in the natal horoscope.

  • Who should perform Lord Chandra Graha Shanti puja? :

    A person who has a debilitated (Neecha) Chandra, is undergoing a period of Chandra Maha dasa or sub–dasa, or if the planet Chandra is in association with any malefic planets by conjunction, aspect or is placed in the 3rd, 6th, 8th or the 12th house of the natal horoscope, or if Chandra has the lordship of a malefic house and posited in a benefic house and vice versa.

    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.

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