Surya Grahan in March 2016 in India – Suryagrahan Time – Solar Eclipse March 9, 2016 in India

Surya Grahan, Total Solar Eclipse, will take place on March 9, 2016 in India – early morning hours in India. According to NASA, the Surya Grahan is a Total solar eclipse and is visible in India, eastern parts of Asia and Australia. The greatest eclipse will be taking place on the Islands in Pacific Ocean.
The Suryagrahan will be taking place in India time between 5:07 AM and ends at 6:47 AM. Mid eclipse is at 6:37 AM. Please note that in India it is a partial eclipse.

Note - Pregnant women need not worry about the eclipse. No need of any tension. It is just another normal day. Don't believe in all hearsay and superstitions. If you still have doubts and lack of confidence then just stay at home on the day.

The Solar Eclipse in India is during early morning just at sunrise on March 9, 2016. The time is not same throughout India as per NASA. In eastern parts of India the time is 5:53 AM to 6:50 AM.

The Solar Eclipse is not visible in western parts of India - Western Maharashtra, Gujarat and Western Rajasthan

The following map shows the detail view of the Surya Grahan on March 9, 2016 around the world:

Surya Grahan Rituals and Fasting in Hinduism
If you follow any rituals and observe fasting during this Grahan, then it should be followed.

Hindu Temples will remain closed during morning hours on the day.

It is considered highly auspicious to take holy dip on the day in rivers, seas and other sacred waterbodies.

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