Tharpanam on Lunar eclipse on 8-10-2014.
This eclipse starts at 2.48 PM IST and is there up to 6.04 PM IST on the same day. In India most of the places the rise of the moo n is around 6 PM IST .Because of this it would not be visible to the naked eye in most of the western parts of India, It is is visible for 45 minutes between 5.19PM and 6.04 PM in Calcutta , 7 miniutes between 5.57 PM and 6.04 PM in Madras . It is not visible to naked eye in Bangalore. Mumbai , entire Kerala Gujarat . Wherever it is not visible , tharpanam need not be done and wherever it is visible tharpanam needs to be done , preferably within the eclipse period.Before Tharpanam you have to take bath, perform Tharpanam and after eclipse ends again we have to take bath. In USA it is visible in most of the places , just before moon set (very early morning) . THarpanam needs to be done at that time.
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The sankalpa manthras are "Dakshinayana , Varsha rithou Kanyaa mase , Krishna Pakshe Prathamyaam punya thidhou SAumya Vasra yukthayam uttara proshtapada nakshatra yukthaayaam , Dhruva nama yoga yukthaayam , somaparaga punya kale uparaaga sradham , thila tharpana roopena Adhya Karishye .
With best wishes, Ramachander