Moon (Chandra) - Puja and Havan -

Moon (Chandra) - Puja and Havan

“Dadhi shankha tushaarabham ksheero darnava sambhavam namaami shashinam somam shambhor mukuta bhooshanam”

The idol of the Moon should be made using Sphatika (a kind of stone). Moon should be perceived duly attired in white clothes, riding a chariot pulled by ten horses, bedecked with white ornaments, holding mace in one hand and giving blessings with the other.

Moon God should be worshipped with the flowers and clothes of the colors of the idol and with fragrance, sticks, deepa, giving oblations, Dhupa, Guggul, etc. The metal of the idol of the planet and the food dear to him as signified by the planet are donated in charity with full devoutness for the alleviation of the affliction.

Maharishi Parashara said that the Mantra of Moon should be recited eleven thousand times. 

The type of wood to be used for Havan of Moon is Palash. The Havana Samagri duly mixed with honey, ghee, curd or milk is offered as oblations into the sacred fire and amidst chanting of the Mantras for 108 or 28 times, the Havana should be performed.

After that Brahmins should be fed. Rice cooked with milk is a must for remedy of Moon. After the worship Dakshina should be given as per shraddha of yajmana (person performing the Havan) and satisfaction of Brahmins.

Normally the mantras given below are chanted for reducing the affliction of Moon. Beej Mantra is preferred because of being a potent mantra.

Mantra for Moon (Chandra): “Om Chandraay Namah”

Beej Mantra for Moon (Chandra): “Om Shraam Shreem Shraum Sah Chandraay Namah”

Written by: Anand Sagar Pathak

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Small Havan:- Recitation of Moon Mantra for 1008 times followed by Havan.

Medium Havan: Recitation of Moon Mantra for 11,000 times followed by Havan.

Large Havan: Recitation of Moon Mantra for 44,000 times followed by Havan.

The entire Mantra and Havan will be carried on as per the prescribed Vedic rituals. 

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