Chandra Grahan in October 2014 in India – Chandragrahan Time – Lunar Eclipse October 8, 2014 in India

Chandra Grahan, Total Lunar Eclipse, will take place on October 8, 2014 in India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Total lunar eclipse and is visible in India, Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and United States. The Chandragrahan will be taking place in India between 2:45 PM on October 8 to 6:04 PM on October 8, 2014. This is a total lunar eclipse and takes place in Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra and in Meena Rashi.

Total Lunar Eclipse - the moon is fully covered - is from 3:55 PM to 4:54 PM on October 8, 2014. The eclipse cannot be mostly viewed by the naked eye as it will be taking place in the afternoon.

The eclipse in India begins during moonrise so the initial phase of eclipse cannot be seen in most parts of India. The time is same throughout India as per NASA.

The following map shows the detail view of the Chandra Grahan on October 8, 2014 early morning around the world:

Chandra Grahan and Hindus
Usually during a Chandra Grahan, a fast (Upvaas) is observed by certain communities in Hindu religion. The fast begins about 9 hours before the beginning of Chandra Grahan.

People also take a bath in cold water and chant mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Shiva like the Ashtakshara Mantra or Mrityunjaya Mantra. This is done whenever Surya and Chandra are under the influence of Rahu. Pregnant women chant the Santana Gopala Mantra.

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