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You heard correctly. The story of Rahu and Ketu occurs after the churning of the ocean, when Vishnu turned into the beautiful woman Mohini in order to trick the Asuras (demons) and give the Amrita, the nectar of immortality, only to the gods (gods). The Adi Parva of the Mahabharata describes what transpired next: And all the gods at that time of great ...


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The story about Svarbhanu is found here in English and here in Sanskrit in Rig Veda, Book 5, HYMN XL. आ याह्य अद्रिभिः सुतं सोमं सोमपते पिब | वर्षन्न इन्द्र वर्षभिर वर्त्रहन्तम || वर्षा गरावा वर्षा मदो वर्षा सोमो अयं सुतः | वर्षन्न इन्द्र वर्षभिर वर्त्रहन्तम || वर्षा तवा वर्षणं हुवे वज्रिञ चित्राभिर ऊतिभिः | वर्षन्न इन्द्र वर्षभिर ...


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From the ancient time itself, our ancestors follow the practice of staying inside, eating nothing etc. Some says its just a pure myth and there is nothing scientific in it. But what I know is: In an eclipse, it is possible to look directly at the sun without much discomfort to your eyes at the time. But doing so can cause severe damage to your eyes without ...


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Parashar Smriti, Chapter 12 source 1 source 2 says , during eclipse all waters become pure like Ganges. सर्वं गंगा समं तोयं राहुग्रस्ते दिवाकरे। सोमग्रहे तथैवोक्तं स्नानदानादि कर्मसु।। When the sun or the moon is seized by rahu, all water becomes as pure as the water of the Ganga, so far as bathing and giving, and other religious rites are ...


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Padma Purana also says that during the eclipse, all waters become same like Ganges and all Brahmins become equivalent to Vyasa. कुर्याद्ग्रासंसैम्हिकेयस्तत्क्षणंदुर्लभंभवेत् | सर्वगङ्गासमंतोयंवेदव्यास समाद्विजाः || Padma Purana 4.10.22 Now (even) when that day arrives he fights with the Moon and the Sun. The son of Simhika (i.e. Rahu) ...


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The Katyayana Smriti also says the same : During solar and lunar eclipses all the waters, that exist on earth and even that in a well, become like that of the Ganges. Katyayana Smriti,Chapter 10,Verse 14


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Eclipse is a special celestial event which takes place either on a full moon (lunar) or a new moon day (solar). As per the traditional belief, good deeds done during this time would give manifold fruits. Hence it is considered as very potent time for the sadhana. As per astronomy, Sun, Moon, and Earth are in a straight direction during the eclipse. ...


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I believe the answer lies in your question itself - Total Eclipse occurs only for an observer in the Umbra region. Penumbral Lunar Eclipses are not visible to the naked eye hence no rituals related to Chandra Grahan are generally observed. However, if the eclipse is visible then it may be counted. Last night's (Shravan Purnima - 7th August 2017) partial ...


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First off, your question is too broad as you are asking for references from entire Hindu scripture. So, I'm only answering a couple from the list. Are there any scriptures which say that eclipses time are inauspicious? Do various prohibitions like not eating food, not urinating, etc. during the Sutak period which are circulated over the Internet ...


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It seems that the thoughts during the sexual union for conceiving a child & later during the pregnancy, are important for the mental & physical healths of that child. From Garbha Upanishada: Action corresponds to the mental state (of the actor). Hence the child (born) takes after (the thought of) the parents. From parents with minds full of ...


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SriKalaHasti is the temple popular for Kaal Sarp Dosh Nivaran and Rahu Ketu Puja. Since Rahu and Ketu are attributed to be the reasons for the eclipse, this temple remains open during the eclipse. During the eclipse, devotees offer puja to Rahu and Ketu to pacify them.


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Some rules are mandatory if the eclipse is going to be visible. If it is not visible in the given region then there is no need to follow rules. Texts like Dharma sindhu etc. talk in detail about eclipses and do's and don'ts In general, activities like sacred bathing, charity, reciting mantras etc. is considered good and it is believed to give manifold ...


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