Chandra Grahan India Timings, 23 March 2016 – Chandra Grahanam Timings on 23 March 2016 in India.
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 Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra and Kanya Rashi.
This Chandra Grahan will be visible in Australia and Western parts of North America (USA, Canada).
In Jammu, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir), Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Patiala (Punjab), Ambala (Haryana), Shimla, Dehradun, Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer (Rajasthan), Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Nanded (Maharashtra), Panaji (Goa), Bangalore, Mysore, Gulbarga, Mangalore (Karnataka), Chennai, Madurai, Salem, Coimbatore, Trichy (Tamil Nadu), Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Calicut (Kerala), Hyderabad, Vizag, Vijayawada, Tirupati, Warangal, Nellore, Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack (Odisha), Kolkata, Howrah, Darjeeling, Durgapur, Asansol (West Bengal), Guwahati (Assam), Agartala (Tripura), Kohima (Nagaland), Imphal (Manipu), Aizwal (Mizoram), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), Gangtok (Sikkim), Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Agra, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Purnia (Bihar), Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Ranchi (Jharkhand), Raipur, Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), the enthusiasts can watch the Lunar Eclipse of this 23 March 2016.
Chandra Grahan Sutak, 23 March 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 23 March 2016, Grahan, temples will not be closed as this Grahan is not followed.
Timings of Chandra Grahan, 23 March 2016
Prachaya Chandra Grahan Prarambh – 3.09 PM (Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins) – Not Visible
Grahan Madhya Kaal – 5.07 PM (Greatest Eclipse) – Not Visible
Prachaya Grahan Antya Kaal (Grahan Moksha Kaal) – 7.25 PM – Not Visible