Chandra is an Indian or Hindi word for the planet moon. According to Hinduism, Chandra is a Vedic Lunar Deity and is identified with Soma. The juice or sap in the plants is called Soma. Thus for this reason Moon is considered the lord of plants.

The word Soma is still used synonymously with an entheogenic brew which is widely drank in ceremonies.

Chandra is godly character who is young, beautiful, fair; have two-arms and is holding a club in his one hand whereas lotus in the other. His chariot (the moon) is pulled by ten white horses or an antelope. He is also one of the gods of fertility. Chandra is in charge of Somvar or Monday.

He father Budha, (Mercury). Rohini, Anuradha and Bharani, of the 27 Nakshatras (constellations) are his consort.

Chandra is responsible for emotions, sensitivity, softness, imagination, queen and mother.

Astrological Importance

Vedic astrology believes that Chandra rules Karka (Cancer), while he is high in Vrishabha (Taurus) and in low in Vrishchika (Scorpio). When Chandra is in its waxing moon it will be benefic else if in the waning moon is considered to be malefic. Chandra is lord of Rohini, Hasta and Shravana nakshatras.

Chandra is associated with:

Color : white
Metal : silver
Gemstones : pearl and moonstone
Element : water
Direction : north-west
Season : winter
Food Grain : Rice

Affected body Parts

Chandra represents brain and mind

Other Names

Rajanipati-lord of the night
Kshuparaka-one who illuminates the night
Indu-The bright drop


Chandra Mantra

“Om shram sreem shraum sah chandraya namah”
Chandra Gayatri Mantra
Aum Kshirputraye Vidmahe
Amrittattvaye Dhimahi
Tanno Chandrah Prachodayat

Translation: “Om. Let us meditate on the glorious son of milk, the glowing Moon. May
that Chandra, the essence of nectar, inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.”

Chandra Gayatri Mantra

Om Kshira puthraya Vidhmahe
Amrithathvaya Dheemahe
Thanno Chandra Prachodayath.

Traslation: Om, Let me meditate on the son of milk,
Oh, essence of nectar, give me higher intellect,
And let moon God illuminate my mind.

Om Padmadwajaya Vidhmahe
Hema roopaya Dheemahe
Thanno Chandra Prachodayath.

Translation: Om, Let me meditate on God who has lotus in his flag,
Oh, God of golden colour, give me higher intellect,
And let moon God illuminate my mind.

Navgrah Chandra Mantra

"Dadhishamkha tusharaabham ksheero daarnava sambhavam
Namami Shashinam Somam Shambor Mukuta Bhooshanam"

इस आर्टिकल को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें

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