Chandra Darshan is the first day of moon sighting after no moon day. In Hinduism, the new moon day is known as AMAS and the first sighting of moon after new moon has religious significance. People observe a day long fast and break it after sighting new moon on Chandra Darshan day.
Predicting the first day of Chandra Darshan is always a challenging task for Panchang makers. The moon is visible only for a short span of time on the first day of Chandra Darshan and that is just after the sunset. In other words, the moon sets about one hour after sunset and can be sighted only after sunset due to being in the same horizon as that of the sun. Hence the moon can be sighted only after the sunset, when it is also going to be set.
Amas is new moon day in Hindu calendar. It is significant day as many rituals are performed only on Amas Tithi. Amas falling on weekday Monday is known as Somvati Amas and Amas falling on weekday Saturday is known as Shani Amas.
All Amas days are appropriate to perform Shraddha rituals to appease ancestors. Amas day is also appropriate day to perform Kalsarp Dosh Pooja.
The calculations for Amas & Chandra Dharsan are based on U.K. GMT, Time and Georgian Dates as per geographical continent. The research on calculations, findings and approvals are done by Bhai Sri Jaiprakash K Purohit Ji. For dates and timings for Amas & Chandra Dharsan, please contact Bhai Sri Jaiprakash K Purohit Ji, on Leicester 0116 2236536