Chandra Grahan Sutak Timings, 31 January 2018 – Sutak Timings on 31 January 2018 during Chandra Grahanam, Lunar Eclipse Suthakam on 31 January 2018.
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 Sampurna Chandra Grahan (Total Lunar Eclipse), and in India it will be visible with naked eye. In India, the entire eclipse will be visible.
This Chandra Grahan is – ‘Rahu Grastha Sampurna Chandra Grahanam’. It will takes place in Pushya Nakshatra & Ashlesha Nakshatra and Karkataka Rashi. It occurs during Karka Lagna and Simha Lagna.
This Chandra Grahan will be visible in USA, Mexico, Singapore, Bangladesh, India, Japan, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Australia, South Korea, Philippines, Russia and many more countries.
Chandra Grahan Sutak, 31 January 2018
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 Sampurna Chandra Grahan (Total 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 31 January 2018, Grahan, temples will remain closed as this Grahan is followed.
On 31 January 2018, Sutak begins at 8.16 AM in the morning. For children, old people and Pregnant women, Sutak begins at 2.16 PM and ends with Chandra Grahan Mokshakaal (9.38 PM, 31 January 2018).
Timings of Chandra Grahan, 31 January 2018
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins at – 4.21 PM, 31 January 2018 – Not Visible – Grahan Sparsha Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan starts)
Partial Lunar Eclipse begins at – 5.18 PM, 31 January 2018 – Not Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan starts
Total Lunar Eclipse begins at – 6.22 PM – Visible – Sampurna Chandra Grahan starts
Mid Eclipse at – 7.00 PM – Visible – Grahan Madhya Kaal (Madhya Chandra Grahan)
Total Lunar Eclipse ends at – 7.38 PM – Visible – Sampurna Chandra Grahan starts
Partial Lunar Eclipse ends at – 8.41 PM – Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan Moksha Kaala
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ends at – 9.38 PM, 31 January 2018 – Visible – Grahan Antya Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan ends)