Chandra Dosh Nivaran puja along with Homam is performed to please the planet moon. The worship of the moon reduces the ill effects of Chandra Dosh to a great extent. The Havan is required to correct wrongly placed moon in the horoscope. Moon controls all the five senses. The mind is also controlled by the planet moon. Chandra should be worshipped on Monday of the bright fortnight. The nature of the moon is watery. In Sanskrit, Chandra means "bright and shining". Planet Moon is also known as Soma, which literally translates as intoxicating sacred drink. Chandra produces a calm and soothing effect. Chandra Dosh Nivaran Puja is recommended to correct malefic Chandra as it may cause mental retardation, skin ailments, nerve ailments, fluid accumulation and jaundice. These problems can be overcome by worshipping Lord Chandra.
Chandra Dosh Nivaran Puja Ritual: Chandra Dosh Nivaran Puja can be started from Monday of a bright fortnight. One should sit towards north-west direction while performing the homam and puja. In addition to that, one can observe fast on Monday which would be very beneficial. Try to avoid salt and grains. Offer milk to Shiv Lingam on Mondays. Devotees need to chant Chandra Graha Mantra during the entire puja ceremony.
Chandra Dosha Nivaran Puja includes the following process
Swasti Vachan, Shanti Path, Sankalp, Ganesh puja, Kalash puja, Lakshmi Sthapan, Chandra Sthapan, Navgrah puja, Brahma Sthapan, Agni Sthapan, Invocation of Gods and Goddesses, Navgrah Mantra chant (1 mala (108 times) for each planet), Shiva Puja, Chandra Stotra Path, Chandra Mantra chant for 11000 times, Chandra Havan (Honey, Ghee, Sugar, Sesame, Ashtagandh, Sandalwood powder), Navgrah Samidha, Aarti and Purnahuti. and Prasad to Brahmins.
Shlokas and Mantra:
Om atriputraaya Vidmahe saagarodbhavaaaya dheemahi, tannah chandrah prachodayaat
Om shraam shreem shraum sah Chandramasay namah||
Significance of Chandra Dosh Nivaran Puja
Moon is the indicator of well-being and happiness, females and their beauty, eyesight, mind and memory. It has an ability to take life in all the splendours. All the problems can be avoided by praying to Moon. Chandra Dosh Nivaran Puja has many benefits as it can remove all of the mental problems and bring the good spirit. Chandra Dosh Nivaran Puja also corrects the position of Chandra so that the individual can lead happy and peaceful life. Chandra Dosh Nivaran Puja helps to fulfil all the desires. Peace, success and harmony come back and all the health problems go away from the life.
Benefits of Chandra Dosh Nivaran Puja
1. Reduces the malefic effects of Chandra
2. Helps to gain the positive blessings of Chandra
3. Improves overall health.
4. Reduces depression and fertility issues.
5. Enhances intelligence and clears ill thoughts from mind.
6. Helps to achieve emotional strength and mental peace.