Chandra was the original Indian god of the moon who was later merged with Soma. He was white in color, and drove the moon chariot across the sky with ten white horses. He was also a fertility god, for the dew which fell on the plants overnight and gave them life was seen as coming from the moon. Chandra was also prayed to when a couple wanted to have a child. He is sometimes called the father of Budha and Tara is named as one of his consorts.