Chandra Grahan in 2013 Dates
Chandra Grahan 2013: 'Time of Ignorance' or 'Time to pay Attention'?
Chandra grahan is noticeable time-period, especially for Hindu people. The day is not esteemed good. As per some conceptions, Chandra grahan can adversely influence one's emotions or thoughts. Remedies for moon are performed to pacify the evil effects of this planet during grahan. Notable point, this year 3 lunar eclipses will be observed. Let's read further details.
Chandra Grahan in 2013 will occur three times. Chandra Grahan 2013 in April will take place on Libra, the second lunar eclipse will occur on Scorpio, and 3rd lunar eclipse will take place on Aries. It means there are going to be total 3 lunar eclipses or Chandra grahan in year 2013. Chandra grahan is not considered auspicious by Hindus. They take all necessary safe measures during the time of Chandra Grahan. They usually do not proceed for any important work and prefer to stay at home. Most of the people also ignore going on trips or travel. Chandra Grahan brings inauspicious time-period along with its presence. Commencing any positive work often shows evil results. Even pregnant women are highly suggested to stay away or avoid looking at sky or moon during Chandra Grahan. It is believed that infants in womb of mothers can get worse effect due to looking at Grahan. It may cause physical or mental disability to fetus in womb of pregnant ladies.
See here when Chandra grahan will take place in 2013.
|Lunar Eclipse||25 April 2013 (Chaitra Shukla Purnima)||20.06||1.36 AM (26 April)||Swati Nakshatra / Tula Rashi|
|Lunar Eclipse||25 May 2013 (Vaishakh Shukla Purnima)||4.09||9.39 AM (25 April)||Scorpio|
|Lunar Eclipse||18 October 2013 (Ashwin Shukla Purnima)||23.49||5.9 AM (19 October)||Aries|
First Chandra grahan 2013 will occur in Swati Nakshatra / Tula Rashi on 26 April at 1 hour 6 minutes as per the timing in india. But globally or as per Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the first lunar eclipse or Chandra grahan 2013 will take place on 25 April at 8.06 PM.
Second Chandra Grahan 2013 will be visible on 25 May 2013 at 4.09 AM (GMT). It may be noticed in India in morning 9.39 on the same day. This lunar eclipse or Chandra grahan will take place on Scorpio (Vrishchika Rasi).
Third lunar eclipse will be noticed on 18 October at 11.49 PM globally as per timing according to Greenwich Mean Time. But, in India you can observe Chandra grahan during morning time at 5 hours 9 minutes on 19 October. This lunar eclipse will take place on Mesh rashi (Aries).
It is being predicted that all three lunar eclipse will be noticed in some parts of regions in globe. It is not necessary that all people can see all three grahan in their country.
Apparently, it is also not hidden that people do not consider Chandra grahan good. Due to influence of grahan, many people experience great or noticeable changes for some time-period in their life.
Common rituals followed during Chandra Grahan
In contemporary time also, most people take the day of Chandra grahan very seriously. They follow some old rituals to protect themselves from evil influence of grahan. Lunar eclipse usually occurs at late night or early morning when people used to enjoy their sleep. But people who go outside for work at the time of grahan should certainly ignore looking at sky or moon. But still it often happens that people get influenced or come under attack of evil affect of grahan. This can cause observable change in certain areas of life like income, career or married life for some time. Moon can also show its affect over emotions and mind of people who get influence due to Chandra grahan. It may even cause mental disability, especially to fetus of mothers as per beliefs mentioned in Hindu mythologies.
However, remedies of moon can be performed to reduce evil effects of this planet or for Chandra grahan shanti (pacify). Once grahan is over, taking bath is also considered important for purification. After completion of grahan time, ladies cook fresh meals to eat. Some people do not eat anything at the time of grahan.
This way, there are innumerable conceptions attached with chandra grahan. And people, especially Hindus take each auspicious and inauspicious day or occasion significantly . For them, 'chandra grahan' is not fortunate.