Answer: Sutak - Certain inauspicious time before Surya Grahan and Chandra Grahan is known as Sutak. According to Hindu beliefs, the Earth atmosphere is contaminated during Sutak and extra precautions should be taken to avoid any harmful side effects due to contamination.
Sutak Duration - During Solar Eclipse Sutak is observed for 4 Prahars and during Lunar Eclipse Sutak is observed for 3 Prahars before Eclipse. There are total 8 Prahars from Sunrise to Sunrise. Hence Sutak is observed for 12 hours before Solar Eclipse and for 9 hours before Lunar Eclipse.
Eating During Grahan - All type of food items either solid or liquid are prohibited during Sutak and Eclipse. Hence one should not eat during twelve hours before Solar Eclipse and during nine hours before Lunar Eclipse till Eclipse is over. However for children, sick and old people food limitation is restricted to only single Prahar or 3 hours.
Sutak is observed only when Eclipse is visible at the place under discussion.
Precaution for Pregnant women - Pregnant women are strictly advised not to venture out during Eclipse. It is believed that due to contamination and malefic effects of Rahu and Ketu, the baby might become handicapped or disabled and probability of miscarriage is increased. Pregnant women are also advised not to cut or stitch any cloth or to do any other similar activities as these activities have similar effects on the baby.
Prohibited Activities - Oil massage, drinking water, Mal-Mutra Visarjan, combing hair, brushing teeth and involving in sexual activities are prohibited during Eclipse.
Rituals After Grahan - It is advised to discard any cooked food and only freshly cooked food should be consumed after Eclipse. The food items like wheat, rice, other cereals and pickles which cannot be discarded should be protected by adding Kusha grass or Tulasi leaves. Once eclipse is over one should take bath and should make offerings or charity to Brahmins. Making offerings after Eclipse is considered highly beneficial.
Mantra(s) to chant during eclipse -
तमोमय महाभीम सोमसूर्यविमर्दन।
हेमताराप्रदानेन मम शान्तिप्रदो भव॥१॥
Tamomaya Mahabhima Somasuryavimardana।
Hematarapradanena Mama Shantiprado Bhava॥1॥
श्लोक अर्थ - अन्धकाररूप महाभीम चन्द्र-सूर्य का मर्दन करने वाले राहु! सुवर्णतारा दान से मुझे शान्ति प्रदान करें।
विधुन्तुद नमस्तुभ्यं सिंहिकानन्दनाच्युत।
दानेनानेन नागस्य रक्ष मां वेधजाद्भयात्॥२॥
Vidhuntuda Namastubhyam Simhikanandanachyuta।
Danenanena Nagasya Raksha Mam Vedhajadbhayat॥2॥
श्लोक अर्थ - सिंहिकानन्दन (पुत्र), अच्युत! हे विधुन्तुद, नाग के इस दान से ग्रहणजनित भय से मेरी रक्षा करो।
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Question: Do lunar eclipse effect pregnancy?
Pregnant women are advised not to come outside, eat or cook during asolar and lunar eclipse because people believe that it may have side effects on the growing baby. ... Do not use a knife or any sharp metal objects at the time of a lunar eclipse as it may cause the baby to have a cleft lip or birthmarks.
Myths about Eclipse Involving Pregnant WomenLet’s see some of the belief based on solar and lunar eclipse and its effect on pregnancy:
It is widely believed that an expectant mother should not go outside during an eclipse and not see with naked eyes. If they do, the child in the womb may develop some deformities.
Do not use a knife or any sharp metal objects at the time of a lunar eclipse as it may cause the baby to have a cleft lip or birthmarks.
Do not cook any food during an eclipse and avoid consuming food or water till the eclipse is over. This is applicable to not just pregnant women but also everybody.
Avoid any work during the time of eclipse and take rest as much as possible.
Cover the windows with a thick curtain to avoid the rays of eclipse to enter.
Taking bath after the eclipse is over.
There are many other popular beliefs about the effects of a lunar eclipse during pregnancy, followed in India. However, there is no harm in following some of them as it will give a peace of mind to the family.It is advisable not to see the eclipse with your naked eyes as it may have a negative effect on eyesight, if not immediately then later in life. However with protection, pregnant women can view the beautiful scenery of a solar or a lunar eclipse during pregnancy.Pregnant women do need rest so why not use this opportunity to take a break from all the routine chores and rest for a while? Having a bath before going to bed is good for leg cramps and body aches so having a bath after the eclipse is not an unusual thing to do.However, do not refrain from eating or drinking water during an eclipse as it may affect you with reduced glucose level in the blood or dehydration in the body.There is no scientific evidence to prove any of the myths about eclipse but also there aren't any scientific studies conducted to disapprove them so think about the possible beliefs that you could follow without affecting your body. Do not object every custom and belief because you do not believe them whereas your family might be really concerned about you and your baby’s health. By performing the zero risk eclipse precautious tips, you can offer peace of mind to your caretakers and family members.
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