Chandra Grahan, partial Lunar Eclipse, will take place on May 24 - 25, 2013 but it is not visible in
India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a
Penumbral lunar eclipse and will begin on the night of May 24, 2013 and end
during the early hours of May 25 (time) and is visible in United States, Canada,
England and Africa. The Chandragrahan will be taking place between
7:53 PM on May 24 to 8:27 PM on May 24, 2013 along the pacific coast in United States.
Along the Atlantic coast the grahan is visible from 10:53 PM to 11:27 PM on May 24.
it is visible from 3:53 AM on May 25 to 4:27 AM on May 25.
The following map shows the detail view of the Chandra Grahan on May 24 - 25, 2013 around the world:
Hindu calendars and Panchang have marked the Chandragrahan on May 24 - 25, 2013. There is not need to follow any ritual in
India on the
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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