Grahan in 2016 : Chandra Grahan & Surya Grahan

Grahan 2016 or what is called “eclipse 2016” in English is of great significance to the astrologers and those interested in astrology. All across the globe, astrologers will be interested in Grahan 2016, date, time and its impact on different zodiac signs, star signs and moon signs etc. While speculations about its impact have already started, it's time we have a quick glimpse at what are the exact details about Grahan 2016, Surya Grahan 2016 and Chandra Grahan 2016.

Grahan 2016 in India

Not all 2016 Grahan will be visible in India. Talking about Grahan 2016, we have two Surya Grahan and two lunar eclipses this year. Surya Grahan , March 09, 2016 will be visible in India. While Surya Grahan , September 1, 2016 will not be visible in India.

Chandra Grahan 2016, on March 23 will be visible in India during 15:07 -19:27 (IST).Chandra grahan 2016, on September 16-17, will be visible in India during 22:23 - 26:26 (IST).

Surya Grahan 2016 dates

Date Type Of Eclipse in 2016 Visible In India Areas in which Grahan will be visible Time(IST)
(Start - Mid - End)
March 9, 2016 Purna Surya Grahan (Total Solar Eclipse) Yes Australia, Palau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, China, Myanmar, Sri lanka, Indian ocean & North Pacific ocean, India, South Korea, Guinea 05:43 - 06:13 - 06:44 (New Delhi)
September 1, 2016 Kankan Surya Grahan(Annular solar Eclipse) No Africa, South Pole, Madagascar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Geban 11:43 - 14:37 - 17:30

On March 09, 2016, i.e Wednesday. Purna Surya Grahan (Total solar eclipse) will be cast on Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra, in Kumbh Rashi. This Surya Grahan 2016 will be visible from Australia, Palau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, China, Myanmar, Sri lanka, Indian ocean & North Pacific ocean, India, South Korea, Guinea.

The second will be Kankan Surya Grahan (Annular Solar Eclipse) that will be cast on Purva Falgun Nakshatra, in Singh Rashi on September 1, 2016 and it will be visible from Africa, South Pole, Madagascar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Geban.

Chandra Grahan 2016 date

Date Type Of Eclipse in 2016 Visible In India Areas in which Grahan will be visible Time (IST)
(Start - Mid - End)
March 23, 2016 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Only ending is visible Much of Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica, 15:07 - 17:07 - 19:27
September 16-17, 2016 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Yes Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica, India 22:23 - 00:24 - 26:26

The first Chandra Grahan 2016 will occur in Kanya Rasi on Falgun Shukla Paksha Purnima, that is on 23rd March. It will be visible in Much of Asia, Australia, North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica, India (partially visible). This will be a Penumbral Lunar eclipse.

The second Chandra Grahan 2016 will take place on 16-17, September in Kumbh & Meen Rasi in Bhadrapad Month. It will be visible in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, West in South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica, India.

Duration of the Chandra Grahan:

  • Purna Surya Grahan: 01:01 hrs (Total Solar Eclipse)
  • Kankan Surya Grahan: 05:87 hrs (Annular solar Eclipse)
  • Penumbral Eclipse: 04: 02 hrs (Lunar Eclipse)
  • Penumbral Eclipse: 04:03 hrs (Lunar Eclipse)

Grahan 2016 – Do's and Don'ts

Grahan is considered inauspicious for starting anything new. It is seen as an ominous phase, wherein evil forces are at play. Legend has it that Rahu- a malefic planet avenges the Sun and moon casting a shadow on them during Grahan. The shadow of Rahu is said to cast a sinister effect on the living. Here is a list of do's and don'ts that will help you ward the menacing effect of Grahan 2016

  • Donate things like clothes and food to deprived, cereals to animals and birds is auspicious
  • Chanting the Mantras of your family God is considered auspicious. Perform Jaap and puja.
  • Avoid eating the food which is cooked before Grahan. Only eat food cooked after Grahan. People can eat the food that is prevented from 'Soodak' . To prevent food from Soodak, just spill some til seeds or keep grass blades (Durva grass) on the food before grahan.
  • ·Many also take a holy dip or bath after Grahan.

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