Sahasra Chandra Darshan is a ritual mainly celebrated in India and Nepal. Mainly, the Hindus in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and some North Indian states celebrate Sahasra Chandra Darshan as they finish viewing thousand Chandodayas (Chandra Darshan).
Several Pujas and Shanti Homas are performed on the occasion of Sahasra Chandra Darshan for health and prosperity of the persons.
In this Shanthi, Kushmanda Homa, Ganapathi Homa, Punyaha, Naandhi, Ankuraarpana(Kauthuka Bandhanam) and poojas and homas for pradhana devathas such as Lord Vishnu, Brahma, Mruthyujaya, Ashta Dikpalaka and Navagraha.
The person conducting this pooja wears new clothes and performs puja to Surya Bhagwan (Sun God). After this, the priests bless the couple by chanting vedas like Aayusha Suktha, Shree Suktha, Maha Shanthi and other Vedic hymns. The couple should offer Dashadhanam to the priest who is conducting this pooja.
Dashadhanam Consists of:
1) Black Til (Sesame Seeds) / gingelly oil
3) Bhoo Dhanam (Land)
4) Go Dhanam (Cow)
5) Hiranya (Gold)
6) Rajata (Silver)
7) Guda (Jaggery)
8) Vastra (Clothes)
10) Black Rug (Blanket) / White Pumpkin