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Food Offering To Chandra – Moon God In Hinduism

Chandra, the Moon God in Hinduism, is one of the Navagrahas – the nine celestial bodies. They are propitiated for overcoming bad luck in life and to solve horoscope related problems. Food offering or bhog or naivedya to Moon is part of the pujas and rituals. The details regarding flowers, food offerings, herbs, etc are found in the Matsya Purana.

The main food offering to Moon is sweet made of ghee and milk especially white in color. Any sweet offering made from rice sprinkled with white flowers is the ideal bhog or naivedyam to Chandra Bhagavan.

The color associated with Moon or Chandra is white, the flowers offered are white oleander flower and the main grain offering (uncooked) is rice.

The other food offerings to Chandra are white-coloured dishes, milk, curd, ghee, salt, sugar, white radish, white-coloured sweets and cashew nuts.