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What is the reason behind restrictions during eclipses?

Hindus(mostly Brahmins) usually don't eat, go outside, don't touch any clothes during eclipses. After eclipse, they take bath. Now, my questions are: Which scripture says so? What is the reason ...
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Why do people avoid going outside during eclipse time?

Generally people avoid going outside during eclipse time. Pujari closes the temple's door during eclipse time. What is the reason behind this ?
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What are the beliefs related to lunar and solar eclipses?

What are the beliefs related to Lunar and Solar eclipses according to Hindu culture? I have heard that they are the result of trouble making by Rahu and Ketu by devouring the sun/moon for a while.