In Hinduism, Chandra is a lunar god and a Graha. Chandra is synonymous with Soma. The Chandra is the lord of plants and vegetation.
Chandra is described as young, beautiful; two-armed and having in his hands a club and a lotus. He rides his chariot across the sky every night, pulled by ten white horses or an antelope.
In Hindu mythology, Chandra is the father of Budha . He is married to 27 daughters of Daksha, after whom the Nakshatras in Hindu astrology are named.