There are 2 Chandra Grahan in 2017 and both are visible in India, one is at 11 February 2017 (Saturday) and second is 7 August 2017 (Monday).
Timing of Chandra Grahan in 2017:
11 February 2017: 4:04 AM TO 8: 23 AM,
7 August 2017: 10: 53 PM to 12: 48 AM at 8th August 2017
What is Chandra grahan?
Moon revolves around the earth and earth revolves around the sun at one point one phenomenon occurs when earth comes in middle of sun and moon directly which makes it appear as if moon have lost light and eclipse occurs which we know as chandra grahan.
Why Chandra grahan occurs?
The reason of Chandra is said to be the galloping of moon by rahu or ketu and why this happen is because of a story which is filled with treachery but was important for the betterment of everything we know today.
Actually rahu and ketu are the body and head part one complete demon swarbhanu who was the only asura who ever drank amrit and the story of this clash began at the time of the churn of ocean in which devtas first agreed to share the amrit with asura the demons but then disagreed when it finally came out and seeked help of bhagwan Vishnu.
And he incarnated as a beautiful women menaka and tricked the demons with water instead of amrit and only one asura was sharp enough to realize what was happening and sat next to chandra dev and surya dev and drank amrit but was soon discovered by chandra and surya to vishnu and he beheaded him and head became rahu and body became ketu and both take their revenge on chandra and surya time to time.
What to do on Chandra grahan:
Some most important things to recognize on the day of Chandra graham:
What not to do on Chandra grahan?
Guidelines for Pregnant Women:
Chandra Dev Mantra
“Om Shraam Shreem Shraum Sah Chandra Namah”
This is the beej mantra for Chandra dev chanting this mantra will ensure the good health of mother and the child and will be completely safe from rahu and ketu. Not just the pregnant women but all can chant this mantra to be blessed by Chandra dev.