Surya Grahan 2017 (Solar Eclipse)

Solar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when Moon comes in between Sun and Earth. Due to this Sun gets blocked fully or partially by the Moon which leads to Solar eclipse or Surya grahan.

Surya Grahan has many adverse effects over different zodiac signs. Several precautions and remedies are to be followed to reduce the effect of Surya Grahan by the people. Year 2017 will have two Surya Grahans to be seen in different parts of world which will either occurring fully or partially.

Dates and Timings

Eclipse Date Type Of Eclipse Visibility in India Places where Grahan will be visible Time(IST)
26th February, 2017 Surya Grahan No South Africa, South America, Antarctica, South Atlantic ocean, Southern pacific ocean 17:39 to 23:04
21st August, 2017 Surya Grahan No Northern Pacific region, Antarctica, South Africa 21:16 to 02:34

Surya Grahan 2017 will be on February 26th and August 21st. Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse occurs when Moon comes in between the Earth and the Sun. Due to this the light coming from Sun to Earth is blocked either partially or totally. Surya Grahan takes place on a New Moon day. During solar eclipse the atmosphere around the sky become totally dark or dim as per the type of surya grahan. According to Indian mythology it is believed that during solar eclipse, Sun is being swallowed by the demon Rahu Ketu.

It is strongly believed that Surya Grahan brings negativity in a person's life. Several rituals are followed during and after Surya Grahan to minimize its ill effects and bring positivity in life. People keep fast during Surya Grahan to protect them from negativity. Surya Grahan Sutak is the unfortunate time of the grahan during which temples remain closed except of Lord Shiva, Surya mantra along with other mantras are chanted, eatables are not consumed, important tasks are not started, pregnant ladies should remain indoors and much more things to follow. After Surya Grahan gets over people take bath in holy water to wash away all the sins and evils from their bodies.

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