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Chandra Grahan in January 2018 in India – Chandragrahan Time – Total Lunar Eclipse January 31, 2018 in India

Chandra Grahan, Total Lunar Eclipse, will take place in the evening to night on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, in India. It is visible in India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Total lunar eclipse and is visible along Asia, Australia, Pacific and western parts of North America. In India, it will be taking place in the evening to night. The Chandragrahan will be taking place in India time between 5:18 PM on January 31 to 8:41 PM on January 31, 2018. This eclipse takes place in Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravana Nakshatra and in Makar Rashi.

The eclipse will be visible in India.

The eclipse in India begins in the evening to night on January 31. The time is same throughout India as per NASA (5:18 PM on January 31 to 8:42 PM on January 31, 2018)

Total Lunar Eclipse Time: - The moon will be covered entirely from 6:22 PM to 7:38 PM

Mid Eclipse Time: - 7:00 PM

This grahan is followed by Hindus in India as it is visible to the naked eye in India. There is fasting and temples will be closed. All Panchangs and Temples in India have marked the Grahan.

The following map shows the detail view of the Chandra Grahan on January 31, 2018, around the world:
31 January 2018 Total Lunar Eclipse  Map

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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