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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

(6.2.10) Lunar Eclipse / Chandra Grahan - 2016 - 2017

Chandra Grahan / Lunar Eclipse in the year 2016 - 2017

When and where is Lunar eclipse in 2016 -2017
When is Lunar Eclipse / Chandra Grahan :-
> In the year 2016 the Lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan ) is on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 Phalgun Shukla Poornima Samwat 2072.
This is a Penumbral eclipse (Maadhya / Upchchhayi Chandra Grahan ). This penumbral or Maadhya eclipse is not visible with naked eyes so Sutak and other rituals are not observable.
Eclipse begins  at 15:10.
Maximum eclipse at 17:18
Eclipse ends at 19:25.
Where is this eclipse visible  -
This eclipse is visible is visible in India and most of the parts of Eastern Asia, Australia, North America and south America.
> In the year 2016 the Lunar Eclipse is on Thursday, 18 August 2016 Shravan Shukla Purnima, Samwat 2073.
Moon sign - Kumbh.
Eclipse Sparsh at 14:54.
Grahan Madhya at 15:16.
Moksh or Eclipse ends at 15:30.
Where is this Lunar eclipse visible -
This eclipse is not visible in India.
This Lunar eclipse is visible in North South, America, Australia, Eastern Asia, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean.
> In the year 2016 the Lunar Eclipse is on Friday / Saturday, 16 / 17 September 2016 Bhadrapad Shukla Purnima, Samwat 2073.
Moon sign - Kumbh.
Eclipse Sparsh at 22:25.
Grahan Madhya at 24:24.
Moksh or Eclipse ends at 26:24.
Where is this Lunar eclipse visible -
This eclipse is not visible in India.
This Lunar eclipse is visible in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean.
> In the year 2017 the Lunar Eclipse is on Friday, 10 / 11 Feb. 2017 Magh Shukla Purnima, Samwat 2073.
Moon sign - Karak.
Eclipse Sparsh at 28:04.
Grahan Madhya at 30:17.
Moksh or Eclipse ends at 08:23.
Where is this Lunar eclipse visible -
This Lunar eclipse is not visible in Indai.
This Lunar eclipse visible in Africa, North and South America, Europe, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean.
Important things about Lunar eclipse :-
If Lunar Eclipse is not visible , it has no importance to the Hindus and it is not considered   for any religious activities . And the rituals related to Lunar Eclipse like Sutak, bathing ,donations etc. are not observed .
When does Lunar Eclipse occur :- 
Lunar Eclipse is related to the Moon and it occurs when the earth's shadow falls on the moon.
Prohibited activities during Eclipse :- 
According to the Hindu belief during the eclipse , eating, sleeping and entertaining are prohibited. But these prohibitions do not apply to the sick,the children and the old .
What to be done during Eclipse :- 
Have a bath and chant the Mantras of your choice or Guru Mantra or Gayatri Mantra . The chanting of these mantras give positive results and is considered to be more fruitful . After the eclipse donation should be given as it is considered very beneficial and brings good results .
Note :-
During the Sutak and Eclipse period , the pieces of Kusha (a kind of grass which is considered holy ) should be put in the pots of water, flour and other eatables to keep their purity intact . When the eclipse period is over , the utensils should be washed and cleaned, the clothes should be washed ,bath should be taken and Janev ( the holy threads) should be changed.
Related Posts :- 
(1) Solar Eclipse ( Surya Grahan )

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