Lunar eclipse or Chandra Grahan will take place on July 16 and July 17, 2019. The earth will come between the sun and the moon thereby casting its shadow on the lunar surface.
The event will be witnessed in India, Europe, Africa, South America, and Australia. Since the ancient Indian couldn’t explain the astronomical phenomenon, there are many myths about it.
But due to fear of the Chandra Grahan, they invented a list of do’s and don’ts or sutak kaal. There are some precautions during the lunar eclipse as per the astrologers that have to be followed in order to prevent the changing position of the celestial bodies from affecting our chakras.
Here are the tips to follow for the pregnant women
- During the lunar eclipse the pregnant women should not go outside and also not see the event with naked eyes as it is believed that if they do so, the child may develop some irregularities.
- During the time of Sutak Kaal, use of any sharp metal object or knife is forbidden.
- Individuals should not eat anything during that time and also avoid cooking food.
- The expectant mother should not engage in any household work during the eclipse and take rest.
- The pregnant women are advised to take a bath after the eclipse ends to get rid of all the negative energies and rays.
Here’s the list of do’s and don’ts to keep in mind during Chandra Grahan
- During the eclipse, it is advised to put some grass on all the eatables to maintain purity.
- It is highly advised to chant a traditional mantra or do meditation during Chandra Grahan.
- Doing donation or charity during the eclipse is considered auspicious.
- Important or significant work during the time should not be carried out.
- During the sutak time, do not eat or consume anything.
- After the Chandra Grahan ends, take bath and clean yourself.
The coincidence of Chandra Grahan happening on Guru Purnima is taking place after 149 years. As per the scientists, the next lunar eclipse will take place on May 26, 2021.