Surya Grahan, also known as solar eclipse is a rare astronomical event when the sun is completely or partially shaded for a brief period of time and is then visible as usual after the eclipse period. A Surya Grahan can happen only on the day of Amavasya if the Moon is found hindering the sun’s rays falling on the earth. There are different kinds of Surya Grahan depending on the extent of shading of the sun. Astronomically, Surya Grahan is a spectacular event fondly viewed by most people through some special glasses due to its rarity and uniqueness.
Astrological Significance of Surya Grahan
Astrology views Surya Grahan as an inauspicious occurrence implying malefic results to all the zodiac signs in general. However, each Surya Grahan impacts the natives of different zodiac signs differently. While some zodiac signs can see negative results, the effects can be neutral on some other zodiac signs. Hence astrologers advise the necessary remedial measures appropriate to each of the zodiac signs. Nevertheless, charities, chanting the names of gods and engaging in worship are some good activities prescribed for the natives of all zodiac signs in order to escape the adverse results of Surya Grahan.
For every Surya Grahan, a Sutak period or an inauspicious time in announced by the astrologers. People take a ritual bath after this Sutak period. If the solar eclipse is not visible in your region, the Sutak period is not applicable. However, it is always good to follow the codes, procedures and guidelines issued for the Surya Grahan as it can benefit us in several ways and help overcome the negative effects of the event.