Chandra Grahan Sutak Timings, 16 September 2016 – Sutak Timings on 16 September 2016 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 Prachchaya Chandra Grahan (Penumbral Lunar Eclipse), but in India it will not be visible with naked eye. After the moonrise, the grahan will be visible for nearly one hour. Before moonrise, we cannot view the Grahan.
This Chandra Grahan is – ‘Rahu Grastha Prachchaya Chandra Grahanam’. It will takes place in Purvabhadra Nakshatra and Kumbha Rashi & Meena Rashi.
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, 16 September 2016
There is no 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. But this time, there is no need to follow any ritual related to Chandra Grahan as it is Prachchaya Chandra Grahan (Penumbral Lunar Eclipse) which we cannot see with naked eye.
Since, in India this grahan is not visible with full clarity, there is no 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 16 September 2016, Grahan, temples will not be closed as this Grahan is not followed.
Timings of Chandra Grahan, 23 March 2016
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins at – 10.24 PM, 16 September 2016 – Visible – Grahan Sparsha Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan starts)
Mid Eclipse at – 00.24 AM, 17 September 2016 – Visible – Grahan Madhya Kaal (Madhya Chandra Grahan)
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ends at – 2.24 AM – Visible – Grahan Antya Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan)