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Surya Grahan in May 2013 Not Visible in India – Suryagrahan Time – Solar Eclipse May 10, 2013

Surya Grahan, annular solar Eclipse, will take place on May 10, 2013 but it is not visible in India. According to NASA, the Surya Grahan is a Annular solar eclipse and will begin on the morning of May 10, 2013 and end during the noon of May 10 (time) and is visible in Australia and New Zealand The Suryagrahan will be taking place between 6:57 AM to 7:45 AM on May 10, 2013 (Perth) along the western part of Australia.

Along the eastern part of Australia the grahan is visible from 7:41 AM to 10:27 AM on May 10.

In New Zealand it is visible from 11:12 AM on May 10 to 12:29 AM on May 10.

The following map shows the detail view of the Surya Grahan on May 10, 2013 around the world:

Hindu calendars and Panchang have marked the Surya Grahan on May 10, 2013. There is not need to follow any ritual in India on the day.

Surya Grahan and Hindus

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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