Grahana Surya Chandra Eclipse Mantras

July 2018 Lunar eclipse details.image

Hindus believe that the cosmic rays that radiate to the earth during the Solar and Lunar eclipses would affect the Human beings.

Lunar eclipse July 2018.

Pariharas for the following Nakshatras










Total Lunar Eclipse in Bengaluru
Lunar Eclipse Starts – 23:54:26 on 27th, July
Lunar Eclipse Ends – 03:48:59
Local Eclipse Duration – 03 Hours 54 Mins 33 Secs
First Contact with the Penumbra – 22:44:48 on 27th, July
First Contact with the Umbra – 23:54:26 on 27th, July
Total Phase Begins – 01:00:14
Maximum of Lunar Eclipse – 01:51:43
Total Phase Ends – 02:43:11
Last Contact with the Umbra – 03:48:59
Last Contact with the Penumbra – 04:58:37
Duration of Total Phase – 01 Hour 42 Mins 56 Secs
Duration of Partial Phase – 03 Hours 54 Mins 32 Secs
Duration of Penumbral Phase – 06 Hours 13 Mins 48 SecsMagnitude of Lunar Eclipse – 1.61
Magnitude of Penumbral Lunar Eclipse – 2.68
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They have Mantras to be recited during this period.

Eclipses .image
Solar, Lunar Eclipses


The eclipses are divided into three parts, Beginning, Middle and the  portion from the middle to the end.


Mantras recited during this period will give the thousand fold effect for any Mantra.


Any good deed performed will yield results in a similar way.


adithya [Sun] Gayatri Mantra

Om Bhaskaraya Vidhmahe
Diva karaya Dheemahe
Thanno Surya Prachodayath.

Om, Let me meditate on the Sun God,
Oh, maker of the day, give me higher intellect,
And let Sun God illuminate my mind.

Om Aswadwajaya Vidhmahe
Pasa Hasthaya Dheemahe
Thanno Surya Prachodayath .

Om, Let me meditate on the god who has a horse flag,
Oh, God who holds the rope, give me higher intellect,
And let Sun God illuminate my mind.

Chandra [Moon] Gayatri Mantra

Om Kshira puthraya Vidhmahe
Amrithathvaya Dheemahe
Thanno Chandra Prachodayath.

Om, Let me meditate on the son of milk,
Oh, essence of nectar, give me higher intellect,
And let moon God illuminate my mind.



Slokas to be recited(any one of the following).


Preferable to start reciting  in the time between the beginning and the middle of Grahan


Doing 1008 Gayatri Japa is the Best.


Vishnu SahasraNama.


Siva Panchakshari.


Lalitha Sahsranama.


Mahamrutunjaya Mantra.


Aditya Hrudayam.


Vishnu  Dwadasa Nama-“OmNamo Bhagavate Vaasudevaaya’


Things to avoid during Grahan.


  •  Performing any important work or deal.
  • After Grahan, many Hindus perform ritual bath. Take meal only after the ritual bath. Taking a holy dip in rivers or lakes is auspicious.
  • Many Hindus observe fasting on the day of Surya or Chandra Grahan.
  • Avoid outside food during Grahan and as well as the whole day.Perform ritual bath, Puja, Japam, havan and all other rituals only after Grahan Moksh Kaal (the time when grahan is released).
  • Pregnant women are advised  not to go out


  • Avoid eating at the time of Grahana.
  • Avoid eating the food which is cooked before Grahan. Take the food which is cooked after Grahan. People can eat the food that is preparedfrom ‘Soothak (Ashouch). To prevent food from Soothak, just spill some til seeds or keep grass blades (Durva grass) on the food before grahan.
  • Leave Durva Grass in Water before Grahan and remove them after the event.Drink only from this.
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