Surya Grahan 2020: Dates, Effects and Safety Precautions

A Solar eclipse(Surya Grahan) happens only when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth, the Sun image behind the Moon is covered for some time. In 2020, Surya Grahan occurs 2 times.

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Surya Grahan 2020 dates

First Solar Eclipse 2020: In the year 2020, the total amount of Sun will be second. The first solar eclipse will take place on 21 June. Which can be seen in America, Eastern Europe, Southern Europe, and Africa including India.

Second Solar Eclipse 2020: The second and final solar eclipse of the year 2020 will be held on 14 December. This solar eclipse will not be seen in India. It can be seen in areas of the Pacific Ocean.

The month of June is very special; as there are two eclipses in this month both Chandra(05 June) and Surya Grahan(21 June). According to astrology, these eclipses can create a state of turmoil in the country and the world.

You should read: Chandra Grahan 2020

Why the Solar Eclipse is inauspicious

Pregnant women or patients struggling with any disease should stay more carefully. Let us tell you that scientists consider such things only as a rumor. Scientists say that it is superstition to stop pregnant women or patients from doing all the work that a normal person can do in a solar eclipse. Before the solar eclipse, NASA has issued a warning that it should not try to see with the naked eye at all. It would be okay to use Sunglass to see it.

Why eating and sleeping is prohibited during Surya Grahan

During the solar eclipse, radiation is released which is not good for the human body and it affects cooked food. This will cause indigestion and many other problems. As you know, the prohibition of sleeping in a solar eclipse, because the day is dark due to the Surya Grahan and it affects the sleep pattern.

Know more: What not to do during Surya Grahan?

Surya Grahan Safety Precautions

A solar eclipse has a huge impact on human life. According to mythological beliefs, the solar eclipse is considered cruel and inauspicious and gives inauspicious results. Below are some safety tips that can be done during Solar Eclipse.

  • Do not watch the Sun through naked eyes.
  • Avoid consuming food during Surya Grahan.
  • Cooking is prohibited.
  • Pregnant women are advised to stay indoors as much as possible.
  • Avoid wearing metals especially sari pins, hairpin, tightening pins, and jewelry.

According to Vedic astrology, the special effect of the eclipse on the pregnant woman’s womb is due to which the pregnant Women have to follow special rules that the unborn babies are safe. During the eclipse period, pregnant women can recite mantras of Lord Surya Dev.

Solar eclipse in Hinduism

According to the legend, Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini on the day of Mohini Ekadashi to resolve it when there was a dispute with the Devas and the Danavas for Amrit Paan due to the churning of the sea. And when Lord Vishnu had seated God and Asuras separately. But the Asuras cheated and sat down on the Lord’s side and drank the nectar. Moon and Sun sitting in the row of gods saw Rahu doing this. And then he told this thing to Lord Vishnu, after which Lord Vishnu separated Rahu’s head from his torso with his Sudarshan Chakra. But Rahu was drinking nectar, due to which he did not die and his head part was known as Rahu and the part of the torso. For this reason, Rahu and Ketu consider Sun and Moon as their enemies.


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