Surya Grahan 2016: Dos and don’ts

In India, people prefer to remain indoors and avoid cooking or eating during the eclipse period.

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016, 15:32 PM IST
Surya Grahan 2016: Dos and don’ts
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Mumbai: A partial Solar Eclipse will occur on March 9, 2016. India will witness the eclipse early in the morning.

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In India, people prefer to remain indoors and avoid cooking or eating during the eclipse period.

Here’s taking a look at the dos and don’ts:

Dos

Maintain calm. The eclipse is a natural occurrence and will happen on its own.

Take bath after the eclipse is over.

Chant mantras dedicated to the Sun God.

Put blades of dried grass/Darbha or Tulsi in each of the food grain storage containers in your kitchen. This will prevent the food grains from getting affected during the eclipse.

Pregnant women must chant the Santana Gopala Mantra and the others can chant the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra.

Don’ts

Avoiding drinking water.

Do not cook food or eat during grahan.

Do not look at the Sun directly.

Pregnant women must not step out of the house.

Avoid doing important tasks during Grahan.