Chandra Grahan 2023: The lunar eclipse is auspicious not for worship but for mantra accomplishment, know when it will start today. In the celestial calendar, we’re approaching the year’s second and final eclipse, known as the Gras Lunar Eclipse as per the Panchang. During this captivating lunar event, celestial rules and remedies hold true. Based on the New Delhi time, the lunar eclipse is set to commence at 01:06 AM on October 28-29 midnight and conclude at 02:22 AM.
The Sutak period, which precedes the eclipse, begins 9 hours earlier at 4:00 PM. The entire lunar eclipse will last for a duration of 01 hours 16 minutes and 16 seconds. Let’s delve into the specifics of this unique celestial occurrence.
Effective Solutions for Lunar Eclipse
According to Hindu beliefs, it is traditionally discouraged to touch or worship idols of Gods and Goddesses during a lunar eclipse. However, this phase is regarded as exceptionally auspicious for mantra recitation. If you have a particular wish you want to fulfill through mantra chanting, this is the ideal time to do it with proper rituals on the day of the lunar eclipse.
If your horoscope shows signs of Chandra Dosh or a weak Moon, consider pouring milk into a bronze vessel and observing your reflection in it on the day of the lunar eclipse. Subsequently, take the milk to a Shivalaya and offer it to the Shivalinga. To alleviate Chandra Dosha, you can also recite the Moon mantra using a Rudraksha rosary.
This year’s lunar eclipse falls on a Saturday, making it an opportune time to address Saturn-related issues. Prior to the Sutak period, fill a vessel with mustard oil, gaze at your reflection in it, and offer it to Shanidev. This ritual can help alleviate Saturn-related troubles swiftly.
To counter the effects of the lunar eclipse, scriptures advise going on a pilgrimage, taking a ritual bath, and making charitable donations. If possible, after the lunar eclipse, take a dip in the holy Ganga and contribute food, clothing, and money to those in need.
Actions to Avoid During the Lunar Eclipse
In accordance with Hindu beliefs, it is strictly forbidden to touch temples or idols of deities during a lunar eclipse.
Avoid activities such as cooking food, cutting hair, and trimming nails during the lunar eclipse.
Hindu tradition labels the lunar eclipse as a malefic occurrence, advising against inadvertently witnessing it and refraining from being under the open sky during this period.
Even if the moon is obscured by clouds due to inclement weather, it is advisable to adhere to the Sutak ritual.