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Chandrayan Vrat In Hinduism For Moral Sins

Chandrayan Vrat is a kind of vrata or observance for atonement of various types of moral sins or offences and omissions – like looking for sex with relatives or elders. It derives its name from the regulations of taking food according to the growing and declining lunar days – phases of moon. There are four kinds of Chandrayan Vrat.

  1. Pipilika Madhya
  2. Yavamadhya
  3. Yati Chandrayan
  4. Sisu Chandrayan

Pipilika Madhya is observed by decreasing the quantity of food everyday by one mouthful for the dark fortnight (Krishna paksha) and increasing it in equal measure during the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha).

Yavamadhya consists of taking food is observed by decreasing the quantity of food everyday by one mouthful for the bright fortnight (Shukla paksha) and increasing it in equal measure during the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha).

Yati Chandrayan consists of taking eight morsels of food at midday.

Sisu Chandrayan consists of taking four morsels of food in the morning and four morsels of food in the evening. Boiled yavagu (rice-gruel) is permitted on the New moon and full moon day.

Chandrayan Vrat helps to control the mind and purge the evil thoughts which are responsible for various moral offences.




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