According to Hindu calendar, Darsha Amavasi or Darsha Amavasya is the no moon night. When the moon is completely absent from the sky, the night is known as Dasha Amavasya. Amavasya Tithi or time, which is available after the fall of night and before the moonrise, can be called as the Darsha.
Dedicated to the Moon, the day holds great importance for people of Hindu religion. Moon or Chandra Dev is the one of the most important Navagrahas. He is known as the ruler of emotions and divine beauty.
It is believed that if a person worships Chandra Dev on the auspicious day of Dasha Amavasya, he ensure stability and happiness in his life. Darsha Amavasya is also a favourable day for people seeking salvation (Mukti from the cycle to life and death). Also, by worshipping Chandra Dev, once can reduce stress and delays in his life. Chandra Dev provides coolness and serenity to the mind of his devotees. People also worship their ancestors on this day, as seek their blessings.
Darsha Amavasya is a day associated with wisdom, purity, and good intentions.
People worship and propitiate Chandra Dev and observe fast. During the fast, grains or cereals should not be consumed. Food should be prepared separately without salt. One should keep clean and calm during the fast, and chant Chandra mantra. During the evening, one can break the fast after sighting the moon.