Surya Grahan 2020 FAQs: Is It Okay To Eat During Solar Eclipse And Other Questions Answered

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Surya Grahan 2020
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After witnessing the lunar eclipse and Chandra Grahan this year, all the star gazers and astrophiles are gearing up to watch another eclipse in the sky, this time solar eclipse or what is known as the Surya Grahan

After witnessing the lunar eclipse and Chandra Grahan this year, all the star gazers and astrophiles are gearing up to watch another eclipse in the sky, this time solar eclipse or what is known as the Surya Grahan. The first Surya Grahan can be witnessed on June 21, 9.15 am (IST) onwards.

The moon will cast its shadow on the earth by coming in between the sun thereby blocking the light. The moon will not cover the Sun fully which will create the Ring of Fire impact. The Surya Grahan which will begin at 9.15 am will end by 3.04 pm and can be best seen at 12.10pm. The duration of Surya grahan is expected to last six hours.

As per religious beliefs, the sutak period (considered inauspicious) begins 12 hours before the start of the solar eclipse. And I am sure you will have questions related to the Surya Grahan / Solar Eclipse if one should eat or not, what is the procedure to be followed during the eclipse. Here you go.

Solar Eclipse FAQs

Is it okay to eat food during Surya grihan / Solar Eclipse?

One should avoid eating anything during the period of solar eclipse. However, pregnant women, senior citizens, kids and ailing people can have something to keep themselves from starving.

Is it okay to sleep during the eclipse?

It is advisable not to sleep during the solar eclipse or do any auspicious work

When to have a bath during an eclipse?

The solar eclipse is bound to have an effect on you (negative or positive) which is why we abstain from everything during the period. So it helps to take a shower after the end of the eclipse. Pandits also advise purifying the house with gangajal after the eclipse ends

Are special instructions for pregnant women?

Pregnant women too must follow all the instructions mentioned above. Even though they are allowed to eat to prevent them from falling sick, it would help for them not to sleep during the duration of the solar eclipse.

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