Khagras Chandra Grahan: The Full Moon Camouflages

Today, i.e on April 15, total lunar eclipse or Khagras Chandra Grahan will be observed in Chitra Nakshatra. Read on to know about Sutak & Chandra Grahan timings, effects and remedies for protecting yourself during Khagras Chandra Grahan.

Total lunar eclipse or Khagras lunar eclipse will occur on 15th April 2014 in Chitra Nakshatra.

Lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan occurs when the Earth comes in between Sun and Moon.

As per astronomy, there are three types of Chandra Grahan or lunar eclipses. These three types of Chandra Grahan are:

  1. Partial lunar eclipse or Khandgras: Where the portion of Moon is covered by earth’s umbral shadow.
  2. Total lunar eclipse or Khagras: Where Moon is completely covered by earth’s umbral shadow.
  3. Penumbral lunar eclipse: Occurs when Moon passes earth, it is hard to observe and is only for academic purpose.

This year, i.e. in 2014, two lunar eclipses or Chandra Grahan will take place.

Let’s find out the dates and place where Chandra Grahan or lunar eclipse will be witnessed.

2014 Chandra Grahan Or Lunar Eclipse: Date & Effects

 

Date
Type
Visibility In India
Effects In India
Affected Areas
Time (IST)
April 15, 2014
Chandra Grahan
Partial
No Effects
North & South America, Antarctica, West Africa & West Europe, Asia and Australia. Ending lunar eclipse will be visible in Russia and the east of Australia
11:27 pm to 03:03 am (16th of April, 2014)
October 8, 2014
Chandra Grahan
Partial
No Effects
Northeast & the mid areas of India, North America, Pacific Area, Eastern Asia and Australia. Ending lunar eclipse will be visible in all over India except West
2:45 pm, will be in mid at 4:25 pm and end at 6:05 pm

The eclipse would have no effects in India. This Khandgras or Khagras Chandra Grahan would be visible in other parts of the globe. 

Let’s find out the timings of this Khagras or total lunar eclipse:

  • First Contact with the Penumbra - 10:23:36
  • First Contact with the Umbra - 11:28:19
  • Total Phase Begins - 12:36:47
  • Maximum of lunar eclipse - 13:15:40
  • Total Phase Ends - 13:54:34
  • Last Contact with the Umbra - 15:03:04
  • Last Contact with the Penumbra - 16:07:37

  • Duration of Total Phase - 01 Hour 17 Mins 47 Secs
  • Duration of Partial Phase - 03 Hours 34 Mins 45 Secs
  • Duration of Penumbral Phase - 05 Hours 44 Mins 00 Secs

Hence, the total duration of the eclipse is now known to us. Do we know what is the relationship between Sutak and Chandra Grahan, but before knowing about the relationship. Let’s first find out about Sutak.

What Is Sutak?


As per astrology, the time before Chandra Grahan or lunar eclipse is also not favorable and known as “Sutak” or Ashoush. During the time of Sutak, one should avoid eating and drinking. Sutak is usually observed 9 hours before the Chandra Grahan.

Let’s find out what are the things one needs to avoid during the Khagras Chandra Grahan occurring on April 15, 2014.

Things To Avoid During Khagras Grahan Sutak


There are some things, to keep in mind this Chandra Grahan Sutak in the year 2014:

  • Avoid use of any cosmetics.
  • Pregnant ladies should avoid eating and should stay inside the house, as it might affect the child’s health.
  • Avoid eating and drinking (exception exists for old, sick and children below 2 years).
  • No stored item should be consumed after the Chandra Grahan or during the time of Sutak.

Measures To Be Taken During Khagras Grahan Sutak 


These are some of the simple measures one can take during the time of Khagras lunar eclipse on 15th April, 2014 and Sutak.

  • Meditation during this time can be of great help.
  • Chanting Of Mantras can be done during the time of Sutak. 
  • Sparkle the holy water (Amrit) of the river Ganga, which could purify the house from all the negative energies. 
  • Post the Khagras Chandra Grahan, people should take bath, as it is considered to be the sign of purification.

Though Chandra Grahan has its own effects on one’s life. We hope that this article will help you in treating Khagras or total lunar eclipse in 2014 with a more cautious attitude.


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Panchang is the Hindu calendar consisting of five limbs known as: Tithi, Vaar, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana. It is used by the Indian astrologers to make calculations with a high degree of accuracy. Read this article to understand Panchang in detail.

Panchang

Panchang is a Hindu calendar which is based on placement of planets in Nakshatra and zodiac. The word Panchang is taken from the Sanskrit language in which, Panch means 5 and Ang means- limbs. These five limbs are known as: Tithi, Vaar, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana. A Panchang is also known as Panchangam, Panjika, Panjangam, Panchangamu, Jantri and many more.

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Tithi (Date): Tithi is the lunar day and there are 15 Tithis is each month. Each month is divided into two parts: bright fortnight (it ends on full Moon night) and dark fortnight (it ends on new Moon night). In each fortnight, there are 15 days. The names of the Tithis are: Pratipada, Dwitiya, Tritiya, Chaturthi, Panchami, Shasthi, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, Dasami, Ekadasi, Dwadasi, Trayodasi, Chaturdasi, Purnima and Amavasya.

Vaar (Day): Varas are the seven days of the week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Nakshatra (Constellation): Nakshatra consists of 27 stars. They are: Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika, Rohini, Mrigasira, Aarudra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Aslesha, Magha, Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyestha, Moola, Poorvashada, Uttarashada, Sravana, Dhanishta, Satabisha, Poorva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada, Revati.

Yoga: There are 27 yogas which are taken into account for estimating the auspicious time for any activity. The yogas are: Vishkambha, Preeti, Ayushman, Saubhagya, Shobhana, Atiganda, Sukarma, Dhriti, Shoola, Ganda,Vriddhi, Dhruva, Vyaghata, Harshana, Vajra, Siddhi, Vyatipata, Variyana, Parigha, Shiva, Siddha, Sadhya, Shubha, Shukla, Brahma, Indra and Vaidhriti. 

Out of these 27 Yogas, 9 are considered inauspicious: Vishkambha, Atiganda, Shoola (fork), Ganda, Vyaghata, Vajra, Vyatipata, Parigha and Vaidhriti.

Karan: Karan is the half of the Tithi. There are total of 11 Karans: Bava, Balava, Kaulava, Taitula, Garija, Vanija, Visti, Sakuna, Chatushpada, Naga and Kimstughna. Karans are of two types: Charan (movable) and Sthira (fixed). The first 7 are the movable and the last 4 are fixed.

In astrology, these five limbs or elements are important for calculating the right time of marriage, plantation, starting a business, joining a new job and many more. The Panchang may also include details about Varjyam (inauspicious time), Rahukalam, planetary transits, Durmuhurtham, Lagna Pravesh tables and other astrological information. 

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