Chandra is the powerful and influential Hindu god of the moon. He is a lunar deity and is also one of the nine houses (Navagraha) in Hindu Astrology (Jyotish Shastra). The Devta is synonymously referred to as Soma, while other names include Indu (bright drop), Atrisuta (son of Atri), Sachin (marked by hare), Tārādhipa (lord of stars) and Nishakara (the night maker).
He is sometimes called the father of Budha and Tara is named as one of his consorts. Typically, he is pictured holding a lotus while seated in a beautiful chariot pulled by ten white horses or an antelope.
Chandradev is a very powerful god who is often credited as having the power to give life to all creatures and even to spirits. He is also revered as a god of fertility. Plus, he has the ability to strengthen the mind, purify the blood and create positive energy and harmony among those who worship him. Chandra is said to be responsible for the dew that falls on plants at night and for the coming of nightfall.
By worshiping Chandra, modern Hindus believe they can find relief from sorrow and mental afflictions. Chandra is said to radiate happiness. He is named after the Hindu word for Monday and so Monday is regarded as the best day to worship him. He represents the mind, feminine nature, beauty, and happiness. Thus, here are 6 Chandra Mantras you can chant and pray in his names, to get divine blessings.
1. Chandra Beej Mantra
ॐ श्रां श्रीं श्रौं सः चंद्राय नमः ॥
Om Shraam Shreem Shraum Sah: Chandray Namah :||
2. Chandra Mantra
ॐ ऐं क्लीं सोमाय नमः ||
Om Aing Kling Somay Namah ||
3. Chandra Gayatri Mantra
ॐ क्षीर-पुत्राय विद्महे अमृत-तत्त्वाय धीमहि तन्नो सोमः प्रचोदयात् ॥
Om Ksheer Putray Vidhmahe Amrit Tatvay Dheemahi Tanno Somah: Prachodyat॥
4. Navagrah Chandra Shanti Mantra
दधिशंखतुषाराभं क्षीरोदार्णवसम्भवम् ।
नमामि शशिनं सोमं शम्भोर्मुकुटभूषणम ।।
Dadhishangkhatushaarabham Ksheerodaarnvasambhavam |
Namaami Shashinam Somam Shambhormukutbhooshanam||
5. Chandra Dhyaan Mantra
श्वेताम्बरः श्वेतविभूषणश्च श्वेतद्युतिर्दण्डधरो द्विबाहुः ।
चन्द्रोऽमृतात्मा वरदः किरीटी मयि प्रसादं विदधातु देवः ।।
6. Chandra Grahan Mantra
Om Shraang Shreeng Shroung Sah Chandramase Namah |
Chandra Tantrik Mantra |
ॐ श्रां श्रीं श्रौं सः चन्द्राय नमः ।
ऐं क्लीं सोमाय नमः ।