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Chandra Grahan 2016
 

About 2016 Chandra Grahan 2016

 

Chandra Grahan in September 2016 in India – Chandragrahan Time – Lunar Eclipse September 16, 2016, in India

 

Lunar Eclipse Date and Time

16th September 2016 (Saturday)
10:25 PM 16 Sep 2016 to 2:24 AM 17 Sep 2016
 

Lunar Eclipse Local Timings

Penumbral Eclipse Not Visible to the Naked Eye
First Contact with the Penumbra - 22:27:22 on 16th, September
Maximum of Lunar Eclipse - 00:25:48
Last Contact with the Penumbra - 02:24:15
Duration of Penumbral Phase - 03 Hours 56 Mins 52 Secs 
 

Hinduism and Lunar Eclipse

 
Chandra Grahan is known as Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, will take place at midnight on September 16, 2016, and during early hours of September 17 in India. ChandraChandraChandra
The name Chandra originated from Sanskrit, meaning ‘the illustrious one’...
Grahan is visible in Europe, Africa, Asia, Austraila Pacific Islands and Western pacific. In India, it will be visible during midnight. The Chandragrahan will be taking place in India between 10:25 PM on September 16 to 2:24 AM on September 17, 2016. This Grahan takes place in Purva BhadraBhadraBhadra
The Bhagavata Purana gives her the epithet Kaikeyi, the princess of the Kaikeya kingdom. She was the daughter of King Dhrishtaketu and his wife Shrutakirti, the sister...
Nakshatra and in Meena Rashi.
 
The eclipse will not visible to the naked eye in India.
 
This Grahan need not be followed by Hindus in India as it is not fully visible in India. There is no fasting and temples won't be closed.
 

Legend Of Chandra Grahan

 
Rahu Ketu It is the descending lunar node in Hindu astrologycover the Moon on Chandra Grahan. The story associated with the Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse) shows the actual reason for its occurrence. This will also make us understand the reason for the existence of Chandra Grahan in 2016.
 
According to the Hindu Epic, at the time of Samudra Manthan (churning of ocean), many important thinks came out from the ocean was distributed equally among the gods and demons. When Amrit The term ‘Amrit’ is used for the water or nectar of immortality. The word was used in Rigveda for the nectar which is drunk by Gods to gain immortality. It was one of the outcomes of samudra manthan. There was a curse on gods by Durvasa because of which they started becoming mortal and then they needed this drink for immortality. Later on the water which is given as prasadam to devotees in the temples is also called Amrit as it is believed to be blessed by Gods. It is the holy water which is sweet-tasting. It is consumed in the name of the God. (drink of immortality) came out from the ocean, all the gods and demons got curious for drinking it. But, gods had to take care that no demon would be able to consume the divine nectar (Amrit).
 
For this reason, Lord VishnuVishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,..
played a trick and convert himself in the form of a beautiful lady called Mohini. All the demons got attracted; they asked MohiniMohiniMohini
Mohini is one of the most popular and iconic characters of the Hindu mythology and is the only female incarnation of Vishnu.
to offer Amrit, as they wanted to drink divine nectar from the hands of a beautiful lady Mohini.
 
Mohini accepted the offer, she offered some normal liquid to demons and the real Amrit to gods. A demon named Swarbhanu observe the situation and understand the trick of Mohini, then he sat in between Lord Sun and Lord Moon.
 
At the time of taking the Amrit, Lord Sun and Lord Moon identified him and they immediately stopped Mohini. Lord Vishnu cut down his head from his body, in order to destroy him. But, by then, he had already consumed some amount of Amrit. Swarbhanu's head portion is known as Rahu According to Hindu religion, Rahu is the severed head of a demon which swallows sun and, thus, causes eclipses. The time of day under the influence of Rahu is considered inauspicious. He is lord of the three lunar mansions.and his body is known as Ketu.
 
According to the stories, Swarbhanu believes that Sun and Moon are responsible for his present condition and thus, sometimes he appears in the form of Rahu to hold Sun and Moon in his mouth, which results in Grahan or Eclipse.
 
The following map shows the detail view of the Chandra Grahan on September 16, 2016, around the world:
 
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Chandra Grahan and Hindus

 
Usually during a Chandra Grahan, a fast (Upvaas) is observed by certain communities in Hindu religion. The fast begins about 9 hours before the beginning of Chandra Grahan. 
 
People also take a bath in cold water and chant mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or ShivaShivaShiva
Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
like the Ashtakshara Mantra A group of sacred words chanted in order to gain something, be it materialistic pleasures or peaceful mindor Mrityunjaya Mantra. This is done whenever Surya and Chandra are under the influence of Rahu. Pregnant women chant the Santana Gopala Mantra. 
 
Do’s And Dont’s During Chandra Grahan
Let’s take a look at the do’s and dont’s for the day of the lunar eclipse. They are as follows:
 

Do’s During Chandra Grahan In 2016

 
1. Chanting Chandra Mantras or Stotra for bringing favorable results.
2. Pregnant ladies should stay indoors and should worship the almighty to minimize the effect of Chandra Grahan.
3. Spill some holy water or Gangajal, throughout the house and workplace after Chandra Grahan, for reducing the evil effects of Grahan.
4. It is held auspicious to take a bath in holy water or holy river, after Chandra Grahan.
 

Dont’s During Chandra Grahan In 2016

 
1. Don’t start any new venture or investment or deal during Chandra Grahan.
2. Avoid absorbing any food item during Chandra Grahan.
3. Avoid sexual intercourse during Chandra Grahan.
4. Try to stay indoors, especially pregnant women.
5. Chandra Grahan or eclipse is a natural process that happens from time to time. For minimizing the evil aftereffects of Grahan, try to follow the Chanting Chandra Mantras or Stotra for bringing favorable results.
 
 

 


 
 
 

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