Why Temples are remain closed during the Surya Grahan or Chandra Grahan?

Why temples are remain closed during the Surya Grahan or Chandra Grahan? This is the question we were asked by a visitor in our blog. I read this topic recently in a daily newspaper. I will let you know the reason why temples are remain closed during the Solar Eclipse or Lunar Eclipse.

Based on the relation between the Earth and the Moon and the Sun, the time and the panchangs are calculated. So when the Grahan happens to Moon or Sun, who provide energy and the light to this Earth, it is obviously a bad day to the Earth and the living world.

So the cultural and religious centers, the temples, are remain closed during the Solar Eclipse or Lunar Eclipse.

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23 Comments

  1. debashmita says:

    this can be a explanation for temples being closed. is there any scientific aspect as well?

  2. Premkumar says:

    It is bad day for Mankind only, not for God, right? Natural phenomena will not rule or abide the God & Temple. What does Veda say about this? Give that portion of that Veda in Sankrit and explanation in English, Pls

    • NAVEEN KUMAR SANAGALA says:

      I will try to collect the information and the sanskrit slokas also. But with the harmful rays of eclipse may harm the tejas or the shakti of the idols in the temple. That is the reason about closing temples during Grahan.

  3. Prakash Krishnagiri says:

    So, the temples will be closed in the morning of 25th as well or it will be closed only in the evening as Chandra Grahan takes place in the night.

    Will they be open as usual on 26th. I am planning for some temple visits in Kanchipuram on 25th morning. If the temples will be closed on 25th morning, I will try to make it on 26th morning.

    Please advice

    • Naveen Sanagala says:

      Dear Prakash,

      The temples will be closed in the evening on 25th April and after Samprokshana and Shanti Pujas, the temples will be opened in the early morning on 26th April 2013.

      • Prakash Krishnagiri says:

        Dear Mr. Naveen Sanagala,

        Thanks for the reply.

        If the temples in Kanchipuram will be open in the Morning of 25th, I will try to make a trip as scheduled.

        Thanks a lot.

  4. Saatatya says:

    arunachaleswarar temple tiruvannamalai on 26 04 2013 after grahanam

  5. Madhulika says:

    scientific reason for closing temples on lunar ecllipse

  6. Chandralekha says:

    why temples are closed during eclipse in imdia?

  7. Sudipti says:

    why hindu temples remain closed during lunar eclipse

  8. Revathi says:

    why all temples should be closed during eclipse

  9. Tarana says:

    is today lunar eclipse and tempels are closed

  10. Shrividya says:

    why temples are closed during the time of eclipse in india

  11. Padmarekha says:

    is today all temple close becouse of chander grehan?

  12. Shilpita says:

    why do the temples get closed at the time of eplices

  13. Jayanti says:

    why temples are closed during of lunar eclipse on earth

  14. Sudhang says:

    why hindu temples are closed during lunar eclipse

  15. Takshak says:

    surya grahan 2013 april effects mandirs are closed

  16. Rajesh says:

    why all the temples are closed during eclipse

  17. Chandan says:

    which temple never get close for chandra grahanam

  18. Devkinandan says:

    why the temples are closed on lunar or solar eclipse

  19. Pranad says:

    why all temples had gone closed on day of chandra grahn

  20. Devashree says:

    will be temples be open during solar eclipse