Sunday, January 21, 2018

Rituals to be done on Chandra Grahanam(Lunar eclipse ) on 31-1-2018

 Rituals   to be done  on  Chandra  Grahanam(Lunar  eclipse ) on 31-1-2018

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This  eclipse    is a total eclipse  in India  and is visible   all over India(partial Lunar eclipse in north eastern states) .When two full moon(pournami) occurs  in a month (Extremely rare , this occurs after  150 years)  , they call it a blue moon(The phrase  once in a blue moon  “ is because of this) .This January  there are  two Pournamis .Please understand   that  the moon   would not look blue) .When a total eclipse  occurs  , the moon is seen with red colour  .This iis called  blood  moon  .In India   this year we would be seeing the blood moon   

The Lunar Eclipse would be visible from Asia, most of Europe, Australia, North-East Africa, North-West South America, North America, Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific, Arctic and Antarctica.
The Total Lunar Eclipse would be visible from India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia and most countries of Asia continent.
None of the eclipse would be visible from United Kingdom and some western parts of Europe. .I  am giving below   the time  of the eclipse  in  few  centres

New Delhi
Sydney , Australia
 3.08 , 1-2-2-018
New York (East coast)
5.51 AM 
7.06  AM
Dallas, Texas (Central USA)
4.51 AM
7.24 AM
Los Angeles(west coast)
2.51  AM
6.55 AM
Toronto  , Ottawa, Canada
5.51  AM
7.34  AM

The Lunar eclipse Tharpana   has to be done   towards  the end of  Chandra Grahana.Before doing Tharpana   we have to take bath    and after  the end  of  the eclipse  we have to again take bath.(if Sradha  is on POurnamasi thithi  on 31st, it shold be done only on 1-2-2018)

The   sankalpa manthra   for this eclipse is :-

  Hevilambinama samvathsare ,utharayane  , Hemantha rithou, Makara  mase , Shukla pakshe, adhya Pournamasyam   punya thidhou , Soumya vasara yukthayam, Pushya nakshatra yukthayam, shubhayoga, shubhaKarana evam guna viseshena, visishtayam asyam Pournamasyam  punya thidhou, Somoparaga  punya kale , uparaga sradham , thilatharpana roopena adhya karishye

(pournami is  up to  6.57  PM  IST  afterwards  Prathama, Pushya  Nakshata  is up to  5.36  PM IST   afterwards Aslesha  Nakshtra  .Even people in India should change  the thithi and Nakshatra  depending on the time they   do Tharpana)

The following stars are affected  Punarpoosam,  Poosam, Ayilyam Vishakham, Kettai, Pororattathi, Anusham , Uthrattathi, REvathi

(Those  whose Nakshatra   the eclipse are affected , should write the following sloka in a palm leaf and tie it to their forehead. After the eclipse this palm leaf should be removed. Then they should give in charity one Ash gourd, coconut and coin to a Brahmin.

“Indro analo Yamo , riksho, varuno vayurevacham, Kubhera, eeso knandu Indu uparaga udhavyathaam mama”

For getting rid of the  problems caused  Individuals can also chant 
“Yo Sou  Vajra dharou Deva, nakshtraanaam   prabhurmatha, sahasra nayana Chandra  , graha peedaam Vyopahathu”

Sri Vaishnavas   chant the following stotra

Chandra antharyami   Sri  Anjaneya  preranayaa ,
Sri Anjana swami preethyartham  ,
CHandroparaga   peeda parihartham,

SAnaaga   Chandra bimba   dhanamaham karishye 

1 comment:

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