Chandra Grahan Sutak Timings, 16 July 2019 – Sutak Timings on 16 July 2019 during Chandra Grahanam, Lunar Eclipse Suthakam on 16 July 2019.
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 Pakshik Chandra Grahan (Partial Lunar Eclipse), and in India it will be visible with naked eye. In India, the entire eclipse will not be visible.
This Chandra Grahan is – ‘Ketu Grastha Pakshika Chandra Grahanam’. It will take place in Uttarashada Nakshatra 1&2 Padas, Dhanu Rashi and Makara Rashi. It occurs during Vrishabha Lagna and Mithuna Lagna.
This Pakshika Chandra Grahanam will be visible in Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South/East North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.. Since this Pakshika Chandra Grahanam will be visible in India all the rituals associated with Chandra Grahan can be followed.
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Chandra Grahan Sutak, 16|17 July 2019
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 16 July 2019 Grahan, temples will remain closed as this Grahan is followed.
On 16 July 2019, Sutak begins at 4.31 PM in the afternoon. For children, old people and Pregnant women, Sutak begins at 1.32 in the night and ends with Chandra Grahan Mokshakaal (4.30 AM, 17 July 2019).
Timings of Chandra Grahan, 16|17 July 2019
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 – 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)