Basar Saraswati Temple remain Closed for Chandra Grahanam on 16-17 July 2019. In the evening on 16 July 2019, Saraswati Temple will be closed and for Samprokshana poojas, the temple will be opened after Chandra Grahanam.
This is the Total Lunar Eclipse (Sampurna Chandra Grahanam) which will be visible in Basar and other parts of Telangana state and India.
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins at – 00.14 AM, 17 July 2019 – Visible – Grahan Sparsha Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan starts)
Partial Lunar Eclipse begins at – 1.32 AM, 17 July 2019 – Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan starts
Mid Eclipse at – 3.01 AM, 17 July 2019 – Visible – Grahan Madhya Kaal (Madhya Chandra Grahan)
Partial Lunar Eclipse ends at – 4.30 AM, 17 July 2019 – Visible – Pakshika Chandra Grahan Moksha Kaala
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ends at – 5.48 AM, 17 July 2019 – Visible – Grahan Antya Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan ends)
Here you can read — Why Temples remain closed during Solar Eclipse / Lunar Eclipse?
About Basar Saraswati Temple
Basara Saraswati Temple is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India, the other being in Jammu & Kashmir. Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and learning. Children are brought to the temple for the learning ceremony called as Akshara abyasam.
The origin and the history or the legend of Saraswati Temple, Basar, dates back to the period of Sage Veda Vyasa who performed penance at the river banks of Godavari.