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Lunar Eclipse 2021: Dos and don’ts to follow during Chandra Grahan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 May 2021, 16:02 IST
Lunar Eclipse 2021

A lunar eclipse takes place when the earth comes in the middle of the Sun and the Moon. The the time of the phenomenon, the earth moves in between the Sun and Moon and cut off the sunlight reflected by the moon surface.

The first lunar eclipse of the year is going to take place on Wednesday, 26th May. However, this is going to be a special super lunar event, because it will be a supermoon, a lunar eclipse and a red blood moon all at once.

People from India, South Asia, East Asia, Australia, North America, South America, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Antarctica will be witnessing the eclipse on the day.

The partial phase off the celestial event will start on the afternoon of 26th May at 3:15 pm IST and finish at 6:23 pm IST.

Do's and Don'ts:

* This event will be observed by millions of people and according to popular Hindu beliefs, fasting is known to be auspicious.

* Tulsi leaves are considered as very holy and pious. Keeping these leaves in food and water will protect them from the ill effects of the exposure of ultraviolet rays which are believed to be eliminated during the eclipse.

* One should avoid eating at the time of the eclipse.

* Showering or washing hair after eclipse is considered auspicious. Taking a dip in holy waters is considered auspicious. Hindus believe that after eclipse, bathing in sacred river Ganga will help them attain salvation.

* Donating and distributing grains, fruits, clothes and other things after eclipse is said to be auspicious.

* One should not move outside to avoid the effect of harmful radiation.

* It is believed that pregnant women should not step out of home or touch sharp objects at the time of eclipse.

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First published: 26 May 2021, 16:02 IST