Like every year, there are several Grahan in 2013 also. These Grahan or eclipses hold a special significance in our culture. Grahan (Eclipse in English) is basically divided into two terms, that is:
Both of these eclipses has major astrological as well as astronomical relevance.
A solar eclipse is related to Sun and it occurs when Moon comes in between Sun and Earth and blocks the sun rays on Earth.
Whereas, a lunar eclipse is related to Moon and it happens when Shadow of Earth overtakes the light of Sun to light up the Moon or when the Moon gets obstructed from the light of Sun by any means.
Let’s now have a look at all the Eclipses or Grahan in 2013, according to Hindu calendar. ( as per hindu calendar, the current year is 2070)
(1) 25 / 26 April 2013 Khandgrass Chandra Grahan
This Chandra Grahan will start and end in the era of 2070, Chaitra Shukla Purnima, Thursday in Swati constellation and Libra sign. In addition to India, this eclipse will be visible in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Britain, Russia, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Africa, Nepal, Sri Lanka and other close countries. The first stage of the Grahan will commence at 01:17, the peak will be at 01:35 and last stage will be at 01:53. Total Grahan will be of 36 minutes. The Sutak of Grahan will start from Thursday, 25th April 2013, 16:17. Result of this Grahan according to signs is given below:
Aries - Profit
Taurus - Auspicious
Gemini - loss in fame, baseless accusation
Cancer - Sorrow
Leo – Trouble from woman
Virgo - Prosperity
Libra - Inauspicious
Scorpio - Negative
Sagittarius – Financial gains
Capricorn - Loss
Aquarius - Problems
Pisces – Loss
(2) 9 / 10 May 2013 Kankana Kriti Surya Grahan
Kankana Kriti Surya Grahan is falling in the era of 2070, Chaitra Krishna Amavasya, Thursday on Aries sign. This eclipse will not be visible in India but affect all over the Earth. The first stage of eclipse will begin at 2:55, peak of the Grahan will be at 5:50 and the last stage of Geahan will fall at 8:55. Total time of this eclipse is 1 hour 35 minutes. The Sutak of this Grahan will start with the sunrise of Thursday.
(3) 25 May 2013 Chandra Grahan
Chandra Grahan will commence in the era 2070, Vaishakh Shukla Purnima, Saturday in Scorpio sign. This eclipse will not be visible in India but impact of Grahan affects the entire Earth. The first stage of Grahan will start at 9:13, mid of the Grahan at 9:40 and last stage will be at 10:07. Total time of the eclipse will be 40 minutes. Sutak of the Grahan will begin with the sunrise of Saturday.
(4) 18 / 19 October Chandra Grahan
This lunar eclipse will fall in 2070 era, Ashwin Shukla Purnima, Friday and in Aries sign. This Grahan will be visible in India. The Grahan will start at 3:18, peak at 5:20 and end at 7:21. Total time of the Grahan will be 1 hour 19 minutes. Sutak of the Grahan will start with the sunrise of Friday.
(5) 3 November 2013 Khagras Surya Grahan
Khagrass Surya Grahan will commence in 2070 era, Ashwin Krishna Amavasya, Sunday and in Libra sign. This eclipse will not be visible in India but the impact of Grahan affects the whole Earth. The eclipse will touch at 15:34, peak at 18:10 and end at 20:58. Total time of this Grahan is estimated as 4 hours 24 minutes. Sutak of the Grahan will start from the sunrise of Sunday.
For eclipses, mainly following activities are performed – Sutak- Yama- Niyama; Snaan-Daan; Vrat-Anushthan and other allied activities. During Grahan, following activities are restricted – eating, sleeping, entertainment, sexual intercourse, touching idols.
Ones who have Grahan in their birth constellation, birth sign, birth ascendant should not view eclipse. As the Grahan begins, start chanting or worshipping after taking bath. At the peak of eclipse, perform Havan or Devi Pujan. Donate after eclipse. Immediately take shower after Grahan.
With this article of Grahan 2013, we hope you will be able to protect yourself from the negative vibrations of eclipse. AstroSage wishes the best for you for the year 2013.
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