Surya Grahan is occurring tomorrow i.e on March 9, 2016. It is a total solar eclipse in India. Read the article below and know the reasons for why there is need to take precautions during the Surya Grahan.
Surya Grahan is a phenomenon which occurs due to the intrusion of Moon between Sun and earth. Being termed as one of the inauspicious event, it is known for bringing violence and turmoil in the life of the people.
Timings & Areas Of Visibility
|Date||Type of Grahan/Eclipse||Visible in India||Areas of visibility||Time (IST)
|March 9, 2016||Purna Surya Grahan/ Total Solar eclipse||Yes||Australia, Palau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, China, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean & North Pacific Ocean, South Korea and Guinea||05:43 - 06:13 - 06:44 (New Delhi)|
World will be experiencing total solar eclipse or Purna Surya Grahan on March 9. It will be visible in India, Australia, Palau, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, China, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean & North Pacific Ocean, South Korea and Guinea from 05:43 to 06:44 IST (New Delhi).
We are often poked by our elders for not watching Surya Grahan with naked eyes, fasting, engaging in spirituality etc. during the Grahan. But, what is the reason behind these things? Let's read out further to know the reasons behind these Indian superstitions:
1. Why you should not watch Sun with naked eyes during Solar Eclipse?
During the solar eclipse, Sun produces more power than our eyes are designed to handle. During this time, UV rays are also produced. Many studies have concluded that watching the solar eclipse with naked eyes can lead damage to retina.
2. Why food should not be consumed during the Solar Eclipse?
Cooked food should not be taken during the eclipse because the Smritis suggest that it is not healthy. According to the traditional Indian culture, people start fasting 12 hours before the solar eclipse.
3. Why is it necessary to engage yourself into spirituality during Solar Eclipse?
As per the Shastras, any spiritual activity performed during Grahan gets multiplied.
4. Why pregnant women should stay indoors during the Solar Eclipse?
As per the beliefs, the presence of cosmic rays in the environment during the solar eclipse could have an adverse effect on the foetus. It has been believed that pregnant ladies who peep out of their houses during the solar or lunar eclipse has high chances of suffering from miscarriages. It could also lead to birth defects and childhood cancer.
Click here to know more about what precautions should pregnant women should take during Solar Eclipse: Eclipse & Pregnant Women
We hope that this little piece of information will help you in making your life even better.