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What Precaution Pregnant Women Should Take During Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse?

Hindu Blog receives numerous queries regarding what precaution pregnant women should take during Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse? This is because many devout Hindus have numerous fears regarding Chandra Grahan or Lunar Eclipse. There is a belief that pregnant women will be affected by Chandra Grahan but this has not been scientifically proved. The safe option adopted by most Hindus is to remain indoors during the period of Grahan. Pregnant women chant the Santana Gopala Mantra during Grahan. The Santana Gopala Mantra is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is chanted for an easy and safe pregnancy and to get a healthy baby. The Santana Gopala Mantra is Om Devaki Sudha Govinda Vasudeva Jagath Pathe Dehimey Thanayam Krishna Thwamaham Saranam Kadhahaa Deva Deva Jagannatha Gothra Vridhi Karap Prabho Dehimey Thanayam Sheegram Ayushmandham Yashashreenam! Ayurveda indicates that pregnant women should sit or lie down on a mat containing Darbha grass or Kusha Grass d

Story of Surya Grahan and Chandra Grahanam in Hindu Religion - Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse Story in Hinduism

Surya Grahan, solar eclipse, and Chandra Grahan, Lunar Eclipse, is widely mentioned in the Holy Scriptures of Hinduism. There is also an interesting story regarding the occurrence of Surya Grahan and Chandra Grahanam. It happened during the Samdura Manthan (churning of ocean) episode in the Puranas. Rahu (Demon) and Mohini, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, are the main characters in the incident. The Amrit (elixir) that was obtained from churning the ocean was cunningly stolen by Ausras (Demons). Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini, a beautiful damsel, to win back the Amrit. She achieved her mission by enamoring the Asuras, they fell for her beauty and handed over the Amrit to her. Mohini returned to the Devas and started distributing it. Devas sat in a line and mohini gave a portion to each one of them. Rahu, an Asura, who found out that they were tricked took the form a Deva and sat in the line between Chandra (Moon God) and Surya (Sun God). When Mohini approach

Dagdha Yoga in Hindu Astrology

Dagdha Yoga is a bad and inauspicious period in Hindu astrology. It should be avoided for journey. Auspicious functions are forbidden during Dagdha Yog. The following combination of tithis and days makes Dagha Yoga Monday and Ekadasi or the 11 th day of a fortnight Tuesday and Panchami or the 5 th day of a fortnight Wednesday and Tritiya or the 3 rd day of a fortnight Thursday and Sashti or the sixth day of a fortnight Friday and Ashtami or the eighth day of a fortnight Saturday and Navami or the ninth day of a fortnight Sunday and Dwadasi or the 12 th day of a fortnight Related Gaja Kesari Yoga in Horoscope as per Hindu Astrology - Gajakesari Yoga

Sankashti Chaturthi Story - Story Read on Sankashti Chaturti Fasting Day

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat is dedicated to Ganesh Bhagavan. Here is the Sankashti Chaturthi story. The story is read especially by those observing the Sankashti Chaturti fasting which falls on the fourth day after full moon day in a Hindu lunar calendar. Once, the demigods (Devas) faced several reversals and difficulties. They approached Mahadev Shiva and asked for a solution. When the Devas reached Kailash, the abode of Shiva, he was playing with his two sons Kartik and Ganesha. After listening to the problems faced by Devas, Shiva asked his two sons as to who would like to solve the problems of Devas. Both Kartik and Ganesha told their father that they would solve the problem. Shiva then decided to test the ability of both of his sons. He told his sons he who travels around the world and returns first would get the opportunity to help the Devas. Kartik immediately left to complete the travel around the world. Ganesha instead of racing with his brothe

Everyone Seeks Something Everlasting And Eternally Enduring

We live surrounded by something impermanent though everyone seeks something everlasting and eternally enduring. Once, Holy Mother (Sarada Devi wife of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa) was seated on the porch of her house in Jairambati. Suddenly Kalikumar and Barada, Mother’s brothers, began to quarrel about a fence put up by Kalikumar. Soon they were about to come to blows. Their sister tried her utmost to calm them down, blaming both for the quarrel. After a while, some of her disciples intervened and persuaded the brothers to stop arguing. Still abusing each other they went away. In an excited mood, Holy Mother entered her own house. All of a sudden she burst into laughter and said: ‘What an illusion Mahamaya has conjured up! Here is this infinite world, and what one claims as his possession will be left behind at death. Still, men cannot understand this simple truth.’ As she uttered these words, she was convulsed with laughter which continued for some time. Source – Vedant