Chandra Grahan Sutak Timings, 7 Augsut 2017 – Sutak Timings on 7 August 2017 during Chandra Grahanam, Lunar Eclipse.
Generally, for Chandra Grahan 9 hours before the Grahan is referred to as Chandra Grahan Sutak (Inauspicious Time during Lunar Eclipse). This Chandra Grahan is a Pakshika Chandra Grahan (Partial Lunar Eclipse), and in India it will be visible with naked eye. In India, the entire eclipse will be visible.
This Chandra Grahan is – ‘Ketu Grastha Pakshika Chandra Grahanam’. It will takes place in Shravana Nakshatra and Makara Rashi. It occurs during Mesha Lagna and Vrishabha Lagna.
This Chandra Grahan will be visible in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and all other places of the world except North America and South America.
Chandra Grahan Sutak, 7 August 2017
Since the Chandra Grahanam is visible, we need to perform Chandra Grahana Sutak. Usually, after the Shuddha Moksha Kaala, one should see the Chandra Bimba and perform Mokshakala Snana. After that, Nitya Bhojana Shraddhi Karma should be performed. And this time, we need to follow any ritual related to Chandra Grahan as it is Pakshika Chandra Grahan (Partial Lunar Eclipse) which we can see with naked eye.
Since, in India this grahan is visible with full clarity, we need to perform ‘Pattu’ & ‘Vidupu’ Grahana Shanti Snana i.e. take bath before and after the eclipse.
Performing Japa, Shanti pooja, etc during Chandra Grahanam is the highly meritorious deed. Temples will be closed during the Chandra Grahan, after Grahana moksha kalam, grahana shanti poojas and Samprokshana are performed to open the temples. For 7 August 2017, Grahan, temples will remain closed as this Grahan is followed.
On 7 August, Sutak begins at 1.52 PM in the afternoon and ends with Chandra Grahan Mokshakaal (00.48 AM, 8 August 2017).
Timings of Chandra Grahan, 7 August 2017
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins at – 9.20 PM, 7 August 2017 – Visible – Grahan Sparsha Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan starts)
Partial Lunar Eclipse begins at – 10.53 PM, 7 August 2017 – Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan starts
Mid Eclipse at – 11.50 PM, 7 August 2017 – Visible – Grahan Madhya Kaal (Madhya Chandra Grahan)
Partial Lunar Eclipse ends at – 00.48 AM, 8 August 2017 – Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan Moksha Kaala
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ends at – 2.21 AM – Visible – Grahan Antya Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan ends)