Sunday, January 10, 2010

Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan) on 15 January 2010

First solar eclipse (Surya Grahan) of 2010 will occur on Janaury 15, will be partial Solar Eclipse. This is seen completely only in South Africa, Srilanka, Southern parts of India and partially in middle and north India, bangladesh, china, tibet, nepal.
As per Indian Standard Time (IST), the Surya Grahan time is :
Surya Grahan Sparsha kaal – 11.29 hrs morning
Surya Grahana Madhya kaal – 1.22 hrs afternoon
Surya grahana moksha kaal – 3.15 hrs afternoon
Surya grahanam adhyantha punya kaal – 3.46 hrs afternoon
People in srilanka and southern tip of India (Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Gujarat) can see complete eclipse at 1:39 PM (IST).

It is very long annular eclipse of the Sun, at the New Moon in Capricorn for 11 min. 8 secs.

Effects of Solar Eclipse (15 January 2010) on Different Rashi/Zodiac sign :

15 January 2010 (Friday) - Mauni Amavasya and Surya Grahan
Positive effects for Aries, Leo, Scorpio and Pisces
Medium effects for Taurus, Cancer, Virgo and Sagittarius.
Negative effects for Gemini, Libra, Aquarius and Capricorn.
People born in Uttarashada nakshatra, capricorn sign, aquarius sign, libra sign and gemini sign should avoid seeing the Sun Eclipse of January 15, 2010.

Remedies to follow during Solar Eclipse/Surya Grahan :

(1) In Hindu religion, taking a holy dip at sacred rivers and tirths on the Solar Eclipse day is considered highly auspicious.
(2) Some of the important mantras that chanted during the Solar Eclipse are :
--Gayatri Mantra
--Mahamrityunjay Mantra is also chanted during eclipse.
--Surya Kavach Strotra
--Aditya Hridaya Strotram
(3) Fasting During Surya Grahan
One should not take food at the time of Grahan because it is said that at this time the most harmful rays from the sun can be seen and absorbed.
(4) Normally at the time of Surya Grahan, pregnant women are supposed to not come out of the house, with no sunlight entering either by doors or windows. This is to avoid harmful rays.