Difference in node time and database time

There is 5 hours time difference between the node and the database.

The command date on the CRDB’s node, shows the exact current time.
But if I use SELECT now(); on the database, it shows the current time + 5 hours.

Does that mean anything or it is just a time setting issue? (may be by the time of installing CRDB) ?

It’s a time zone issue. CRDB defaults to UTC.

You can set the time zone per session.

https://www.cockroachlabs.com/docs/stable/set-vars.html#set-time-zone