What is Chandra grahan?
Chandra grahan occurs when earth our planet comes in between the moon and sun. Actually moon has no light of its own, it shines by the reflection of sun on it and when earth comes in between it loses that and Chandra grahan occurs.
Why Chandra Grahan Occurs?
There are many reasons of a chandra grahan and according to the mythological history, its story actually began at the time samudra manthan, when dev and asura both agreed to churn the shir sagar the ocean only on one condition that when the amrit will come out both the community will have equal right upon it but when finally amrit came out devta realized that asura will use the amrit to do adharma and seeked lord Vishnu’s help for this problem, lord vishnu disguised himself as menaka incarnation and spell bounded asura and started distributing the amrit to dev and plain water to asura.
Only one asura swarbhanu saw through this trick and sat among the devtas and drank the amrit but was identified by chandra dev and surya dev and they both reported him to vishnu and he beheaded him with sudarshan but swarbhanu was immortal as an effect of amrit and lived on, the head part is rahu and body is ketu both often seek there revenge by galloping chandra and surya occasionally and this why grahan occurs.
Details of Chandra Grahan:
|TIME||PLACE OF CHANDRA GRAHAN|
|Penumbra star– 15:41:16||North America, South America, Asia, Indian ocean, Australia Atlantic and region of Arctic.|
|Complete Lunar eclipse – 17:47:47||North America, South America, Asia, Indian ocean, Australia Atlantic and region of Arctic.|
|Penumbra end- 19:54:18||North America, South America, Asia, Indian ocean, Australia Atlantic and region of Arctic.|
The Chandra grahan will take place on 23 March 2016 this year
What to do on Chandra Grahan?
There are some very important things you must know on the Chandra grahan which are required to do.
What not to do on Chandra grahan?
Guidelines for Pregnant Women:
Pregnant women are the easiest target of malicious effect of Chandra Grahan so:
Chandra Dev Mantra:
“Om Shraam Shreem Shraum Sah Chandra Namah”
Chant this mantra on this day to be saved from any ill effect and to bless by Chandra dev.