There will be some effects from solar eclipse & lunar eclipse on pregnant women and their pregnancy. As per Hinduism and some other cultures in the world, pregnant women should take prior care during Grahan. But it also has some scientific reasons. Dr. Aprana Saxena has researched on some pregnant rats that are affected with the radioactive rays during the time of Sampoorn Surya Grahan (Total Solar Eclipse).
Why Pregnancy of a woman is affected – Why should a pregnant woman should take care during Grahan or Eclipse?
Dr. Aparna Saxena has found that some of the rats which were examined by her were delivered small-sized babies, some other affected rats had undergone abortion and some other rats delivered disabled and abnormal babies. It has to be noted that some of the affected rats delivered baby rats which have ruptured bone marrow.
Not only animals and human, Grahan also affects plants. Some researches said that Onion and Sorghum plants were affected by the Eclipse. According to the research of Dr. S.P. Goswami and Usha Goswami, Sea animals are also affected with the rays during Grahan. During the time of Grahan, X- rays are released from Sun and Moon. The X- rays can affect the licing world. This phenomenon is referred as ‘Cosmic radiation.
These scientific researches prove that the rituals and aachars followed by a pregnant woman during Grahanam have scientific evidences. It also proves that Hinduism is not an only a religion but the healthy way of human living and the existence of the world.