New Delhi: Skygazers, the world is set to witness a partial solar eclipse or Aanshik Surya Grahan on Saturday, August 11, wherein a part of the sun will appear to be covered by the moon’s shadow. At such occasions, people are often surrounded by questions over do’s and dont’s, myths and concerns if it is safe to watch it through naked eyes.
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.
Complete Mantra here
OM DEVAKI SUDHA GOVINDA
VASUDEVA JAGATH PATHE
DEVA DEVA JAGANNATHA
GOTHRA VRIDHI KARAP PRABHO
DEHIMEY THANAYAM SHEEGRAM