Chandra Grahan in February 2017 in India – Chandragrahan Time – Lunar Eclipse February 11, 2017 in India

Chandra Grahan, Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, will take place during midnight on February 11, 2017 and during early hours of February 12, 2017 in India. It is not visible in India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Penumbral lunar eclipse and is visible along Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. In India, it will be taking place during moonset. The Chandragrahan will be taking place in India between 4:04 AM on February 12 to 8:23 AM on February 12, 2017. This eclipse takes place in Magha or Makam Nakshatra and in Kumbha Rashi.

The eclipse will not visible to the naked eye in India.

The eclipse in India begins at midnight on February 11, 2017  and ends during the early morning hours  on February 12, 2017. The time is same throughout India as per NASA.

This grahan need not be followed by Hindus in India as it is not visible to the naked eye in India. There is no fasting and temples won't be closed.

The following map shows the detail view of the Chandra Grahan on February 11, 2017 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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