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Surya Grahan 2017 : Check Rituals, Mantra, puja vidhi and Precautions during Solar Eclipse

Surya Grahan 2017 : Check Rituals, Mantra, puja vidhi and Precautions during Solar Eclipse
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Surya Grahan 2017 or Solar eclipse in India will be marked on 21st August 2017. The Surya Grahan 2017 to be noticed on Monday is falling for the first time in 99 years. As pertha reports the total solar eclipse will march across the entire United States. This is the Great American Eclipse that will cast a shadow over the whole country while moving diagonally from Oregon in the northwest to South Carolina in the southeast. The date of the Surya Grahan 2017 is 21st August. Although it will not be seen in India, While the areas of South Africa, Northern Pacific region, Antarctica will mark the rays of Surya Grahan between 21:16 to 02:34 IST.

An eclipse or Grahan have generally considered as infelicitous whether it is a Lunar eclipse or a Solar eclipse. This is because the eclipse happens is when a stellar body conceals the lights from another celestial body by marching between it. As per the Hindu mythology, a solar eclipse appears as the engulfing of life-giving and energy providing Sun by an evil force. Therefore the eclipse period believed to see an increase in harmful agents, bacteria, and germs as a result of the absence of Sun rays and light. Moreover, this is the reason why the Hindu astrologers and many other suggestions to avoid eating anything while the eclipse period and also discard food items prepared before the eclipse.

What to Eat during Surya Grahan 2017

Hindu mythology says that all the food items either solid or liquid are prohibited while sutak and Eclipse. Also eating should be avoided during twelve hours before Solar Eclipse and during nine hours before Lunar Eclipse. However, there is an exception of 3 hours for the children, sick and old people. And after eclipse consumes cooked food and only freshly cooked food.

What to avoid during Surya Grahan 2017

There are some prohibited activities that are believed as per the Hindu mythology. So, during grahan avoid drinking water, peeing-excrement or Mal-Mutra Visarjan, oil massage, any sexual activities, combing hair and brushing teeth.

What Mantra to chant or Puja Vidhi  during Surya Grahan 2017

As per the Hindu, astrologers chanting mantras during Surya Grahan is beneficial. So, chant guru mantra, Mahamritunjay mantra, gayatri mantra and Surya mantra during an eclipse.

ओम् त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे, सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्द्धनं, उर्वारुक्मिव बंधनात्, मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्”

” ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो न: प्रचोदयात्”

” ऊँ घृणि सूर्याय नम:”

तमोमय महाभीम सोमसूर्यविमर्दन।
हेमताराप्रदानेन मम शान्तिप्रदो भव॥

What to do after Surya Grahan 2017

After the Surya Grahan or a Solar eclipse got over then one should have to take bath, also make offerings or charity to Brahmins. It is advised to not to consume any cooked food and only freshly cooked food while Surya Grahan or even after it. A person can protect the food items like wheat, rice, other cereals, and pickles by adding Kusha grass or Tulasi leaves.

Surya Grahan 2017 time in India

21st August 2017  21:16 to 22 August 2017 02:34 IST

About the author

Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.