chandra grahan and pregnancy

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Today is chandra grahan, while i am searching for related details in net i got some valuable informations and sharing it here.

Grahan means eclipse. There are two Grahan - Soorya Grahan (Solar eclipse) and Chandra Grahan (Lunar eclipse).

Soorya Grahan always falls on Amaavasyaa (New Moon day) and Chandra Grahan always falls on Poornimaa (Full Moon day). Both periods are considered auspicious for Snaan (bath) and charity (Daan).

Why Mantra Saadhanaa is beneficial during Soorya and Chandra Grahan?
Manas is represented by Chandra and his Aatmaa is represented by Soorya, and whenever Manas and Aatmaa of a person align perfectly at some target or point the result is Samaadhi.

During an eclipse, cosmic representatives of Manas and Aatmaa come in perfect alignment from the point of Earth where the eclipse is visible, therefore it is analogical to Samaadhi, and that is why eclipse is so important spiritually, and for Saaadhana. Mantra Siddhi become easy during this period.
 

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Avoidable and Recommendable Works During Soorya Grahan and Chandra Grahan:

-It is advisable to avoid performing any important work or deal.

-After Grahan, many Hindoo perform ritual bath. Take meal only after the ritual bath. Taking a holy dip in rivers or lakes, if possible, is highly auspicious.

-Many Hindoo observe fasting on the day of Soorya or Chandra Grahan.

-Avoid outside food during Grahan and as well as the whole day.

-Perform ritual bath, Poojaa, Jap, Havan and all other rituals only after Grahan Moksh Kaal - the time when Grahan is released.
 

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For Pregnant Women

There is a belief that pregnant women will be affected by Chandra Grahan. The safe option adopted by most Hindus is to remain indoors during the period of Grahan.

Ayurveda indicates that pregnant women should sit or lie down on a mat containing Darbha grass or Kusha Grass during Grahan. It is also advised to keep some Kusha Grass with the pregnant woman. This is advised more during Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse.

Some devout Hindus fast (Fasting or Upvaas) on Grahan day but pregnant women should avoid fasting and should follow the usual routine prescribed by the doctor.

  • The first and foremost precaution that every pregnant woman has to take is to avoid seeing or looking at the Grahana. Even though, it is visible to naked eye, pregnant women should avoid watching graham.
  • Stay at home and go out side during the grahana.
  • In some regions, pregnant women avoid sleeping during the Grahana.
  • For normal and safe delivery, pregnant women recite Santana Gopala data Mantram and Surya Stotras like Aditya Hridayam and other Surya Mantras, Moon mantras, Maha Mritunjaya Stotram.
  • Santana Gopala Stotra (a mantra to chant during graham by pregnant women) keeps up the health of the pregnant woman as well as the child (Garbhastha Shishu).

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!
 

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