Chandra Darshan is the first day of moon sighting after no moon day. In Hinduism, the new moon day is known as Amavasya and the first sighting of moon after new moon has religious significance. People observe a day long fast and break it after sighting new moon on Chandra Darshan day.
In Hindu scriptures, Chandra Dev or Lord Moon is considered to be one of the most revered deities. He is a significant ‘graha’ or planet of the ‘Navgraha,’ which influences life on the Earth. Moon is known to be a favourable planet. It is associated with wisdom, purity and mental health. It is believed that a person with favourably placed Moon in the Horoscope may have a more successful and prosperous life. Moon is more influential in Hinduism as it follows the lunar calendar. Chandra Dev or the Moon God is known to be the nurturer of plant and animal life. He is married to 27 Nakshatras, who are the daughters of King Daksh Prajapati. He is the father of Lord Budha or Planet Mercury. Hindu devotees worship Moon God on the day of Chandra Darshan to seek His blessings for success and good fortune.