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Surya Grahan in August 2017 in India – Suryagrahan Time – Solar Eclipse August in India

A Surya Grahan, Total Solar Eclipse, will take place on August 21, 2017. It is not visible in India. According to NASA, the Surya Grahan is a Total solar eclipse and is visible in North America and South America. The greatest eclipse will be taking place in  mainland USA. The Suryagrahan will be taking place as per India time between 9:56 PM on August 21 and ends at 12:51 AM on August 22. Total lunar eclipse is at 11:25 PM. Please note that the eclipse is not visible in India.

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 following map shows the detail view of the Surya Grahan on August 21, 2017 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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