The first day of moon sighting after no moon day is known as Chandra Darshan.
It has religious significance as people observe day-long fast and break it after sighting new moon on Chandra Darshan day.
Devotees also worship Chandra Dev/ Moon God and offer special prayers.
Chandra Darshan Rituals
Devotees observe fast on this day without eating or drinking anything to please the Moon God. The fast is broken after sighting the Moon following sunset.
It is believed that the fast observer and performer of rituals is bestowed with endless fortune and prosperity.
Donations are also made on this day. People donate clothes, rice and sugar among other things to Brahmins on this day.
Chandra Darshan December 2021 Date: Dec 5 (Sunday).
Tithi Timing: Dec 04, 1:13 PM – Dec 05, 9:27 AM.
Moon sighting Time for various places
New Delhi: 05:24 PM to 06:19 PM.
Jaipur, Rajasthan: 05:33 PM to 06:30 PM.
Ahmedabad, Gujarat: 05:54 PM to 06:54 PM.
Patna, Bihar: 04:59 PM to 05:55 PM.
Mumbai, Maharashtra: 06:00 PM to 07:02 PM.
Bengaluru, Karnataka: 05:52 PM to 06:56 PM.
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh: 05:34 PM to 06:33 PM.
Raipur, Chhattisgarh: 05:21 PM to 06:20 PM.
Hyderabad, Telangana: 05:41 PM to 06:43 PM.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu: 05:41 PM to 06:45 PM.
Kolkata, West Bengal: 04:52 PM to 05:49 PM.
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: 05:13 PM to 06:09 PM.