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Solar Eclipse 2019

Hinduism is the religion of different cultures, beliefs, fasts, festivals and Gods. Every year various religious and astrological events occur that are celebrated or followed by the people with immense devotion and enthusiasm. Among them, Solar Eclipse is a significant celestial and astrological phenomenon. This year, Solar Eclipse will occur three times. It is important for people to know the necessary details in order to avoid the harmful effects as well as unfortunate results of Solar Eclipse 2019.

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहां क्लिक करें : सूर्य ग्रहण 2019

Solar Eclipse 2019

Solar Eclipse 2019 - At a Glance

First Solar Eclipse

Date Time Type Visibility
January 6, 2019 From 05:04:08 AM to 09:18:46 AM Partial Solar Eclipse Northeast Asia, North Pacific

Note: This eclipse will not be visible in India. As per Indian Calendar, it will take place on the day of Amavasya in the month of Paush. It will occur in Sagittarius sign during Purvashadha Nakshatra . So, Surya Grahan might be unfavourable for the natives related to this Sign and Nakshatra.

Second Solar Eclipse

Date Time Type Visibility
July 2-3, 2019 From 23:31:08 PM to 02:14:46 AM Total Solar Eclipse South Pacific, South America

Note: This eclipse will take place between July 2 and July 3, and will not be visible in India. It will take place on the day of Amavasya in the month of Ashadha. It will occur in Gemini sign during Ardra Nakshatra . So, the natives born in this sign and Nakshatra may face the unfavourable outcomes of this Solar Eclipse.

Third Solar Eclipse

Date Time Type Visibility
December 26, 2019 From 08:17:02 AM to 10:57:09 AM Annular Solar Eclipse (Partial Eclipse visible in India) India and other Asian countries, Australia

Note: This eclipse will be partially visible in India, and the timing mentioned above is valid for New Delhi only. Also, third Surya Grahan will take place on the day of Amavasya in the month of Paush. It will occur in Sagittarius sign during Moola Nakshatra . The natives associated with this sign and Nakshatra may face the disadvantageous results of this Solar Eclipse.

Solar Eclipse - A Phenomenon You Should Know About

Solar Eclipse, also known as Surya Grahan in Hindi, occurs when Planet Moon comes in between Planet Sun and Earth, and covers the Sun partially or completely. As a result, the sunlight gets blocked and does not reach the Earth, especially in regions where Grahan is most visible. This is also the time when negative energies are more active and may cause adverse effects on our life. Therefore, it is necessary for people to know the timings of Grahan, its rules and certain astrological precautions to avoid the bad results of Solar Eclipse.

How often do we have Solar Eclipse?

If we talk about the general occurrences of eclipse, whether Solar or Lunar (Moon) Eclipse, there are at least two Solar Eclipses and two Lunar Eclipses that occur every year. In 2019, there will be 3 Solar Eclipses, among which first will be on January 6, second will be on June 2 to 3, and third Surya Grahan will be on December 26. These 3 eclipses will be either visible or not visible in India. However, they will be visible in some parts of Asia, America and Pacific regions.

Please note that, if they are not visible in India, then there religious and astrological significance will not be considered here. However, as per astrological calculations, one of the Solar Eclipse 2019 will be partially visible in India, therefore, its astrological significance will be considered here.

Sutak Kaal - The Inauspicious Period to Commence Tasks

In Hinduism, Sutak Kaal is that period when certain tasks are strictly prohibited. The reason being that it is considered inauspicious to perform them in this duration, otherwise they may give bad results. Generally, it begins before an eclipse and ends after taking a bath, when the eclipse ends. It is important to note that the rules of Sutak Kaal are not applicable on children, sick and elderly people.

As first and second Surya Grahan in 2019 will not be visible in India, therefore, their sutak rules will not be applicable here. But, the third Grahan will be partially visible in India. So, its religious and astrological importance will be considered here.

Sutak Kaal Timings for Third Solar Eclipse 2019
Sutak Begins 05:33 PM on December 25, 2019
Sutak Ends 10:57 AM on December 26, 2019

Things to Avoid during Solar Eclipse

  • Beginning a new task.
  • Preparing or eating food during Sutak period.
  • Going to the toilet/washroom.
  • Touching idols of the deities and Basil (Tulsi) plant.
  • Cleaning of teeth, combing of hair, etc.

Things to Do during Solar Eclipse

  • Meditate, exercise, pray and worship the God.
  • Chant Surya Mantra “ॐ Adityaya Vidmahe Divakaraya Dhimahi Tanno Suryah Prachodayat”.
  • After Surya Grahan, sprinkle Gangajal to purify your home.
  • Take a bath and also bathe the idols of the deities after Grahan ends. Then, worship the Gods.
  • Eat fresh food after Sutak Kaal ends.
  • If you have prepared food before Sutak Kaal, do not waste it. In fact, put basil leaves to purify it, and then have it.
  • Donation to a Brahmin or needy should also be done after Surya Grahan ends.

Things to Remember by Pregnant Women

Pregnant women should take special precautions during Solar Eclipse 2019. Why? Because it is believed that an eclipse affects a pregnant woman. In this duration, they should avoid going out of their home as well as avoid seeing Grahan. They should not do any activities related to stitching, embroidery, cutting and peeling. It is believed that using such tools (knife or needle) during Surya Grahan may damage the body parts of the unborn child.

Also as per religious texts, the rays of the sun can have adverse effects on the child in the womb. It is also said that the woman who peeps out or comes out of their home during Solar Eclipse, their chances of miscarriage increases. The child born due to this may be more prone to Cancer. Therefore, pregnant women are highly advised to remain at home during Solar Eclipse in 2019.

FAQs related to Surya Grahan

  1. What happens if we see Solar Eclipse with naked eyes?

ANSWER: As per scientific as well as astrological facts, during Solar Eclipse, the sun emits large amounts of energy which our naked eyes can not bear. These rays can affect the Retina of the eye adversely. Ultraviolet rays also emanate during this period that are also not good for your eyes.

  1. Which phases of Solar Eclipse should not be seen with naked eyes?

ANSWER: A partial or annular or any other phase of Solar eclipse should never be seen with naked eyes as they can harm your eyes immensely. However, only a total Solar Eclipse can be seen with naked eyes, when Moon completely covers the disk of the Sun. But, the partial phases of total Solar eclipses should be avoided at all cost.

  1. How can I see Solar Eclipse safely?

ANSWER: If you want to see the various phases of Solar Eclipse, use Eclipse protective eye gear (not sunglasses) to watch a Solar Eclipse. However, if you do not have that, then never look directly at Sun.

  1. Why food shouldn’t be eaten during Solar Eclipse?

ANSWER: As per information in ancient scripture, the food prepared during Surya Grahan can affect your health badly. Therefore, it is better to avoid eating food during this period. And if you have prepared food before Grahan, put Basil Leaves into it, and then have it.

  1. Why it is important to worship the deities during Surya Grahan?

ANSWER: According to religious scriptures, worshipping the Gods during Surya Grahan offers many times more auspicious results.

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