Chandra Grahan in September 2015 in India – Chandragrahan Time – Lunar Eclipse September 28, 2015 in India

Chandra Grahan, Total Lunar Eclipse, will take place on September 28, 2015 in India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Total lunar eclipse and is visible along the Atlantic Coast in United States (September 27 night), western parts of Europe and Western Africa. In India, it will be visible during moonset mainly in western parts of India (parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan) in the morning hours. The Chandragrahan will be taking place in India between 6:37 AM on September 28 to 9:57 AM on September 28, 2015. This is a total lunar eclipse and takes place in Revathi Nakshatra and in Meena Rashi.

This eclipse is known as Supermoon or Super Red Moon - Moon appears up to 14% larger in diameter due to its proximity to Earth, will also turn a reddish hue as a result of the Moon passing directly behind the Earth, into its shadow.

The eclipse cannot be mostly viewed by the naked eye as it will be taking place during the setting of moon in India.

The eclipse in India begins during moonset and is mainly visible only in western parts of India at Rann of Kutch and Porbandar in Gujarat. The time is same throughout India as per NASA.

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

The following map shows the detail view of the Chandra Grahan on September 27 and September 28, 2015 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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