After Grahan, many Hindus perform ritual bath. Take meal only after the ritual bath. Taking a holy dip in rivers or lakes is auspicious.
Many Hindus observe fasting on the day of Surya or Chandra Grahan.
Avoid outside food during Grahan and as well as the whole day.Perform ritual bath, Puja, Japam, havan and all other rituals only after Grahan Moksh Kaal (the time when grahan is released).
Pregnant women are advised not to go out
Avoid eating at the time of Grahana.
Avoid eating the food which is cooked before Grahan. Take the food which is cooked after Grahan. People can eat the food that is preparedfrom ‘Soothak (Ashouch). To prevent food from Soothak, just spill some til seeds or keep grass blades (Durva grass) on the food before grahan.
Leave Durva Grass in Water before Grahan and remove them after the event.Drink only from this.
December 10, 2011
7:36 am PST
24 degrees 09 minutes Taurus
‘Mrigashira’s shakti is the power of fulfillment. Its deity is soma (the Moon). The period for 3 days on either side of the eclipse is a good time to avoid starting important new projects in general. It is also specifically not good for the purchase of new clothing. This eclipse may also have a generally negative effect on travel since it is related to roads and paths.
As always, eclipses are great periods for extra meditation and reflection.’
Chandra Grahan, a total lunar eclipse, will be visible in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu from evening to night on December 10, 2011. The time in Chennai is from 6:16 PM on December 10 to 9:48 PM on December 10, 2011 – as per Indian standard time. The Chandra Grahanam will be visible in Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Kannyakumari, Rameshwaram, Pondicherry Srirangam, Dindugal, Pollachi, and other towns. Hindu Panchangams have marked this grahan and therefore those observing certain rituals have to follow them.
Lunar Eclipse December 10, 2011 Time in Chennai
Grahanam or Eclipse begins at 6:16 PM on December 10