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Chandra Grahan in August 2017 in India – Chandragrahan Time – Lunar Eclipse August 7, 2017 in India

Chandra Grahan, Partial Lunar Eclipse, will take place during midnight on August 7, 2017 and during early hours of August 8, 2017 in India. It is visible in India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Partial lunar eclipse and is visible along Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In India, it will be taking place at night. The Chandragrahan will be taking place in India time between 10:53 PM on August 7 to 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017. 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 at night on August 7, 2018 and ends during the early hours  on August 8, 2017. The time is same throughout India as per NASA (10:53 PM on August 7 to 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017)

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 August 7, 2017 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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