New Delhi: Solar eclipse 2018: India will see is a partial eclipse on Friday the 13th. A solar eclipse is said to occur when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, as a result partially or fully blocking the Sun. This is the second solar eclipse of the year, the last solar eclipse of 2018 is said to occur on 11th of August.
According to experts, the eclipse will be visible in parts of Southern Australia, such as Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart, as well as in Stewart Island on the far south of New Zealand.
Surya Grahan in India, may need special glasses, lenses and camera as the eclipse is not likely to be viewed with naked eyes.
Solar Eclipse 2018: Time of the Partial Solar Eclipse
According to Indian local time, the partial solar eclipse or Surya Grahan would begin on 13th July 2018 at 07:18:23 a.m. and go on till 08:31:05 a.m.
There are several health worries and auspicious thoughts associated with a Chandra Grahan. Let us take a look at them:
Must-Dos and Don’ts:
# Please do not perform any important work or deal during the eclipse.
# Take a bath after the Grahan; if possible take a dip in any of the holy rivers, it is considered very auspicious.
# Taking a holy dip in rivers or lakes is highly auspicious.
# You can observe fasting on the day
# Please avoid outside food for the whole day
# Perform rituals, japam, after Grahan Moksh Kaal (when the eclipse is released).
# Also, do not eat food during the Grahan
# Eat the food which is prevented from ‘Soothak (Ashouch) by keeping grass blades (Durva grass) or Tulsi leaves on the food before grahan.
Reciting mantras is considered highly auspicious
for Pregnant women:
They are very fragile, and delicate during the graham hours. They should take some precautions to avoid bad effects of Chandra Grahana.
Take a look:
# Avoid seeing or looking at the Grahana
# Don’t leave indoors, stay at home and do not go outside during the grahana.
# Do not tighten saree clips, hair clips or any other pins or clips; they are considered inauspicious.
# Don’t use knives; avoid cutting vegetables or fruits or any other material.
# Also, don’t sleep during the Grahana.
# Pregnant women should avoid fasting.
Ways to recite Mantra
Sit or lie down on a mat containing Darbha grass or Kusha Grass during Grahan
Recite Santana Gopala data Mantram and Surya Stotras like Aditya Hridayam and other Surya Mantras, Maha Mritunjaya Stotram.
Complete Mantra here
Om Devaki Sudha Govinda
Vasudeva Jagath Pathe
Deva Deva Jagannatha
Gothra Vridhi Karap Prabho
Dehimey Thanayam Sheegram