Any reference in the Hindu scriptures (Vedas, Agamas , shastras, etc ) why temples remain closed during eclipse(grahana') ?
The only spiritual activity recommended before and after a eclipse is Tarpanam. Best time to connect with the Pitrs is during Amaavaasya and eclipse times, and not with the Devas. The Rishis have allocated time for all activities. This is the oral practice carried on for many generations. If anyone has different idea he is questioning the wisdom of the Rishis. The current level of science at best maybe be useful for more mundane materialistic activities.
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