The Moon is known as Chandra according to the Vedic astrology. The Moon God is also known as Soma which means nectar. Son of Sage Atri and Anusaya, Chandra is the lunar God and one the most powerful celestial body in Hinduism. Holding a lotus in one hand and a mace in the other, the Moon God is often depicted as white in colour and is seen seated on a chariot pulled by ten white horses.
According to the Hindu scriptures, Chandra or the Moon God represents the human mind, the subconscious and is a giver of life force. The moon represents the human mind, fertility and is known to influence one’s imaginative and intuitive nature. Worshipping the Moon God results in getting relief from all unhappiness, enhances self-confidence and offers emotional and mental stability. The cool rays of Chandra God are said to spread happiness.