Surya Grahan Today - Timing & Precautions

Know do’s & don'ts, timings, and other important details about Surya Grahan here and schedule your tasks of the day accordingly. 

Surya Grahan is the time duration of some auspicious as well as inauspicious value.



Date: September 1, 2016
Type of eclipse: Annular Solar Eclipse
Visible in India: No
Areas of visibility: Africa, South Pole, Madagascar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Geban

Time Duration (IST): 
                           Start: 11:43 
                           Peak: 14:37 
                           End: 17:30 

Surya Grahan Rituals


  1. Keep fast 12 hours prior to the Grahan and open it only after the eclipse duration is over.
  2. Avoid eating food, which is cooked in these 12 hours.
  3. Performing remedies for Sun after the solar eclipse is over is considered really good for strengthening internal powers.
  4. Temples are closed during Grahan except Shiva Mandir.
  5. After eclipse, all the idols of gods are cleansed.
  6. Take shower after this duration to wash off all the negativity.
  7. Chanting holy Mantras can become quite powerful in this duration.

Do’s 

Don’ts

  • Avoid eating or drinking anything
  • Avoid urination
  • Avoid sexual intercourse
  • Avoid starting anything important

For Pregnant Women

  • Don’t look at the sky during Grahan.
  • Stay inside home and don’t let the rays touch you.
  • Don’t wear body fit clothes, clips, or anything that ties in the body.
  • Don’t sleep in Grahan duration.
  • Don’t perform cutting and peeling of any type of fruit or vegetable in the eclipse duration.
  • Chant Santana Gopala Stotra in this duration to fetch the auspiciousness from this time.

For detailed information about solar eclipse, please click here: Surya Grahan 2016

We hope that this information will help you in utilizing the best of this day. Have a good time!

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