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Chandra Grahan in July 2018 in India – Chandragrahan Time – Total Lunar Eclipse July 27 - 28, 2018 in India

Chandra Grahan, Total Lunar Eclipse, will take place from the night on Friday, July 27, 2018, in India. It is visible in India. The grahan ends during the early hours of July 28, 2018. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Total lunar eclipse and is visible along South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In India, it will be taking place in the evening to night. The Purna Chandra Grahan will be taking place in India time between 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28. This eclipse takes place in Uttara Shada (Uthradam) and Shravan (Thiruvonam or Sravana) Nakshatra and in Makar Rashi.

Time Chandra Grahan - Total Lunar Eclipse - will be visible in India

The eclipse in India begins at midnight on July 27 and ends during the early hours of July 28. The time is same throughout India as per NASA (1:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28)

Total Lunar Eclipse Time: - The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)

Mid Eclipse Time: - 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018

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.

All Hindu temples will remain closed during the period.

The following map shows the detail view of the Purna Chandra Grahan on July 27 - 28, 2018, 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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