Moon God - Tattoo Design & Meaning


Chandra - Tattoo Design inspired by the Moon



In Hindu mythology, चन्द्र is described as young and beautiful, two-armed and carrying a club and a lotus. Chandra is the father of Budha (planet Mercury).

Chandra, who is also known as Soma and Indu, is the basis of Somvaar, which is Hindi, and Induvaasaram, whiSanskrit, for Monday in the Hindu calendar.

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The moon represents the mind, emotions, sensitivity, the mother, house and domestic comforts, milk, sea and all things connected with the sea, hotel and food industry, textiles and apparels

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Other names

Soma

Indu - bright drop

Atrisuta - son of Atri

Sachin - marked by hare

Tārādhipa - lord of stars

Nishakara - the night maker

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Affiliation

Deva, Graha, Navagraha

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Abode

Chandraloka

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Planet

Moon

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Mantra

Om Chandramasē Namaha

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Weapon

Rope

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Day

Monday,

Hindi: Somvaar

Sanskrit: Induvaasaram

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Color

Pale white

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Mount

Chariot pulled by an Antelope

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Gender

Male

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Parents

Atri (father)

Anusuya (mother)

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Consort

Rohini (1 of 27 Nakshatra

of Prajapathi Daksh

Tara -

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Children

Budha and Chandravanshis

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Greek equivalent

Selene, Phoebe

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Roman equivalent

Luna

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Norse equivalent

Máni

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Japanese equivalent

Gat-ten

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Astro facts - Som is a royal planet and is the queen in astrology : It is cold and calm, its color is white, direction north-east, metal is silver and gem is pearl. The Moon is the fastest moving of the 9 planets and takes approximately 2-1/2 days to travel a Sign. When the Sun and Moon are in the same Sign, it is called Amavashya or New Moon day or the 1st day of the dark fortnight. The lunar days or Tithi changes with every 12 degree difference between the Sun and the Moon. When the Sun and the Moon are in the exact opposite Signs or 180 degrees apart, it is called Poornima or the Full Moon day or the 1st day of the bright fortnight. Moon is Matra karaka or the planet connected with mother.

The Sign in which your Moon is placed in your birth chart is called your Janma Rashi/ Moon Sign. The star constellation in which your Moon is placed is called your Janma Nakshatra.


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