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Grahana Pariharas Shanthi Bathing More Mantras

I have written a couple of articles on Eclipses(Grahana),Solar and Lunar ,detailing about Grahana and thecway to observe them with Mantras.

I am providing some more Mantras,procedures,Grahana Pariharas(the rituals to be observed by those whose stars fall under the influence of Grahana and Grahana Shanthi.

Grahana Shanthi is to be performed for when Grahana occurs directly over the Nakshatra,Star of the individual.

Parihara,A ceremony to nullify the effect of Grahana is to be done by those for whose Stars the Grahana influences indirectly.

Three to Five Stars are affected in a Grahana,generally.

One to two/three stars may be affected directly and three to five indirectly.

This varies for each Grahana,depending on the movement of Stars and Moon.

One has to perform Homa during Grahana if their Star is directly affected.

Sastris,Purohits may be asked to perform this.

If one knows the mantras,they can perform by themselves.

Pariharas for Nakshatras which are influnced indirectly during Grahana.

The following Mantra is to chanted during Grahana,after bath,with dry clothes.

This mantra may be written on Palmleaf,Paper with Palmleaf Nail,Pen or Kumkum on a piece of new cloth.

The cloth should be worn around the waist.

Grahana Mantra.image

Grahana Mantra to be recited at the beginning of Grahana.

As soon as Grahana ends,the same procedure is to be followed and the following mantra is to be recited.

மமஜன்மர்க்ஷே ஸூர்யோபராக3 ப்ரயுக்த தோ3ஷ பரிஹாரார்த்த2ம் இத3ம்ஹிரண்யம் தா4ன்யம்சஸம்ப்ரத3தே3.

Mamajanmarsesha Suryoparaha prayuktha Doshaparihaaraatham itham hiranyam

This mantra for Solar Eclipse

For Lunar eclipse recite ‘Chandrapahara’ instead of ‘Suryoparaha’

After chanting the mantra,donate the new cloth worn by you along with Coconut with husk,Gold,Silver,Wheat grain and Oats,Kollu.

Items,quantity depends on your budget.

You may offer cash instead of Gold.

For children below 16 years,for whom Upanayana has not been performed,parents may perform the Pariharas.

Some general rules for Grahana.

Take bath thrice,one each at the biginning,middle and end.

Avoid food three hours before Grahana.

During Surya Grahana,do not look at the Sun with naked eye.

During Surya Grahana ,drop Darpa in drinking water and cooked food.

Do not eat during Grahana period.

Mantras,slokas chanted during Grahana period shall produce thousand fold effects.

Any mantra ,sloka can be chanted or Gayantri,Purusha Suktha,Sri Rudram…

Perform Tharpana during Gruhana sometime near the middle of Grahana.

If Sraddha is due on the Grahana day ,perform Sraddha after Granhana ends.


Grahana Surya Chandra Eclipse Mantras


Hindus believe that the cosmic rays that radiate to the earth during the Solar and Lunar eclipses would affect the Human beings.


They have Mantras to be recited during this period.

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Solar, Lunar Eclipses


The eclipses are divided into three parts, Beginning, Middle and the  portion from the middle to the end.


Mantras recited during this period will give the thousand fold effect for any Mantra.


Any good deed performed will yield results in a similar way.


adithya [Sun] Gayatri Mantra

Om Bhaskaraya Vidhmahe
Diva karaya Dheemahe
Thanno Surya Prachodayath.

Om, Let me meditate on the Sun God,
Oh, maker of the day, give me higher intellect,
And let Sun God illuminate my mind.

Om Aswadwajaya Vidhmahe
Pasa Hasthaya Dheemahe
Thanno Surya Prachodayath .

Om, Let me meditate on the god who has a horse flag,
Oh, God who holds the rope, give me higher intellect,
And let Sun God illuminate my mind.

Chandra [Moon] Gayatri Mantra

Om Kshira puthraya Vidhmahe
Amrithathvaya Dheemahe
Thanno Chandra Prachodayath.

Om, Let me meditate on the son of milk,
Oh, essence of nectar, give me higher intellect,
And let moon God illuminate my mind.



Slokas to be recited(any one of the following).


Preferable to start reciting  in the time between the beginning and the middle of Grahan


Doing 1008 Gayatri Japa is the Best.


Vishnu SahasraNama.


Siva Panchakshari.


Lalitha Sahsranama.


Mahamrutunjaya Mantra.


Aditya Hrudayam.


Vishnu  Dwadasa Nama-“OmNamo Bhagavate Vaasudevaaya’


Things to avoid during Grahan.


  •  Performing any important work or deal.
  • 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.
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