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Grahana Phala for this Surya Grahana on 26.12.2019

  • Shubha phala     :  kumbha, meena, karka, tula
  • mishra phala      :  Mithuna,  mesha, vruschika, simha
  • Ashubha phala  :  dhanu, makara, vrushabha, kanya

Grahana time :

grahana sparsha kaala – 8.04 am
grahana madhya kaala – 9.25 am
grahana moksha kaala – 11.03 am


Those who are born in Moola Nakshatra and Dhanu rashi have vishesha ashubha phala.  They have to do special japa, parayana, suvarna, rajata, daana.

The Chandra Grahan (Lunar eclipse) and Surya Grahan (Solar eclipse) takes place when Kethu & Rahu gobbles up Moon and Sun respectively.

When a celestial body covers the other body fully or partially, it’s called an Eclipse. In this, celestial body gets interrupted and dose not appear. Sun is a heavily body around which planets circulate. While moving in an orbit when three celestial bodies come in same line, Eclipse is formed.
Solar Eclipse occur when Sun gets partially or fully covered by Moon.   During Solar Eclipse  Moon comes between Sun and Earth.



Who is Rahu & Who is Kethu?

During  Samudra Mathana,  when Mohini roopi Srihari was distributing the amrutha, there were two rows, one for Daithyas and the other for gods. One daithya by name Swarbhanu,  came in a disguise and sat among the god’s row.   Srihari gave him Amrutha also.  At that time Sun and Moon, {ಸೂರ್ಯಚಂದ್ರರು} on seeing that Swarbhanu has come in god’s row and taking amrutha, complained to Mohini.   Srihari through his Sudarshana removed the head of that daithya.  Srihari knowingly only distributed the amrutha to the daithya who has entered the god’s row.    Actually that daithya had done penance asking for Amrutha to be falling to his mouth.  As such, Srihari had allowed Amrutha to be swallowed upto its mouth, but it didn’t enter beyond mouth, Srihari had removed his head.  As such, the head of the daithya was fixed to a snake’s body to become “Rahu”, and the other portion without head is called as “Kethu”.

Rahugrasta Suryagrahana & Kethugrasta Chandragrahana –

To take a revenge on Surya Chandraru,  Rahu tries to swallow Surya and Kethu tries to swallow Moon during Surya Grahana and Chandra Grahana respectively.  That is why the eclipses are termed as Rahugrasta Suryagrahana and Kethugrasta Chandragrahana.


ಯದಿಚಂದ್ರೋಪರಾಗ: ಸ್ಯಾತ್ ದೈವಾತ್ತಸ್ಯಾಂ ತಿಥೌ ಧರೇ |

ಗ್ರಹಣಾತ್ ಪೂರ್ವಮೇವ ತ್ರೀನ್ ಯಾಮಾನ್ ಹಿತ್ವಾ ತು ಭೋಜಯೇತ್ ||

यदिचंद्रोपराग: स्यात् दैवात्तस्यां तिथौ धरे ।

ग्रहणात् पूर्वमेव त्रीन् यामान् हित्वा तु भोजयेत् ॥


Bhojana Vichara –

We can take food upto 12 hours before Eclipse.

For Children, patients, aged, and pregnants -upto 4 hours before Eclipse

  • Shubha Phala – this Grahana may give you some good result for you

  • Mishra phala –  As the name indicates it will be both Shubha + Ashubha

  • Ashubha Phala –  This Grahana may harm your progress.  But just hearing this don’t get panic.

There are so many suggestions for overcoming the Ashubha Phala which you can do –  Even if your Rashi is not having Ashubha Phala,  please  do all that is mentioned below to get maximum punya phala during Grahana.


“Grahana Period” is parva kaala – Whatever u r doing Grahana –   the punya is more.


What is Vedaramba? –

This is a period after start of  which period, we must not take eat/drink any thing. This will be 9 hours prior to Chandra Grahana and 12 hours before Surya Grahana, respectively.


Why we are keeping Darba on all the items during Grahana? –

Darba is born from the body of Varaha devaru.   In Darba, there is sannidhana of Srihari, Brahma and Rudradevaru.  So, Darba is always pure.    During Grahana, all these items like milk, curds, vegetables, which are being kept will loose their power and becomes unusable.  But with the use of Darba being kept on these items, their shuddatwa will be maintained and one can use the same after Grahana also.


Stotra to be chanted for Surya Grahana –

योसौ वज्रधरो देव: आदित्यानां प्रभुर्मत:  ।

सूर्यग्रहोपरागोत्थग्रहपीडां व्यपोहतु       । १ ।

योसौ दंडधरो देव: यमो महिषवाहन:      ।

सूर्यग्रहोपरागोत्थ ग्रहपीडां व्यपोहतु      । २ ।

योसौ शूलधरो देव: पिनाकी वृषवाहन:    ।

सूर्यग्रहोपरागोत्थग्रहपीडां व्यपोहतु       । ३ ।

ಯೋಸೌ ವಜ್ರಧರೋ ದೇವ: ಆದಿತ್ಯಾನಾಂ ಪ್ರಭುರ್ಮತ:   |
ಸೂರ್ಯಗ್ರಹೋಪರಾಗೋತ್ಥಗ್ರಹಪೀಡಾಂ ವ್ಯಪೋಹತು       | ೧ |
ಯೋಸೌ ದಂಡಧರೋ ದೇವ: ಯಮೋ ಮಹಿಷವಾಹನ:      |
ಸೂರ್ಯಗ್ರಹೋಪರಾಗೋತ್ಥ ಗ್ರಹಪೀಡಾಂ ವ್ಯಪೋಹತು      | ೨ |
ಯೋಸೌ ಶೂಲಧರೋ ದೇವ: ಪಿನಾಕೀ ವೃಷವಾಹನ:        |
ಸೂರ್ಯಗ್ರಹೋಪರಾಗೋತ್ಥಗ್ರಹಪೀಡಾಂ ವ್ಯಪೋಹತು       | ೩ |
yOsou vajradharO dEva: AdityaanaaM prabhurmata:|
sUryagrahOparaagOtthagrahapIDaaM vyapOhatu  | 1 |
yOsou daMDadharO dEva: yamO mahiShavaahana: |
sUryagrahOparaagOttha grahapIDaaM vyapOhatu  | 2 |
yOsou shUladharO dEva: pinaakI vRuShavaahana:  |
sUryagrahOparaagOtthagrahapIDaaM vyapOhatu   | 3 |


Do’s & Dont’s during Grahana Period :-

  • Do Snaana – during sparsha period (if possible do thirtha snaana)

  • Have Gopichandana, Mudradharana

  • Nirmalya Visarjana to be performed during Grahana, the same Nirmalya should be used for Tarpana.

  • During Madhyakaala give tarpana (tarpanaadhikarees) to sarva pitrugalu.

  • Do more Gayathri Japa as much as possible, for gents,  Vijayarayara kavacha, Madhwanama, Keshavanama,   etc for Ladies

  • Chant Vishnu Sahasra Naama /Harivayustuti/ Shanaishcharakrutha Narasimha Stotra, Navagraha Stotra

  • Do yathashakti daana – During Grahana we must do daanaas – Godaana, Suvarna Daana, Bhoodana, dhaanya dhaana   (yathaashakthi.)

  • After moksha of Grahana – take one more bath.

  • During Grahana Time, don’t avoid using Toilets.

  • Hastodaka on Grahana Day not to be given as Yatigalu will be fasting  on Grahana Day.

  • Clothes kept in Madi before Grahana are not to be used after Grahana.    After Grahana, do snaana and clothes to be kept freshly for drying. “ಗ್ರಹಣಪೂರ್ವದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಣಗು ಹಾಕಿದ್ದ ಮಡಿ ಬಟ್ಟೆ  ಗ್ರಹಣ ನಂತರ ಬರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ.  ಗ್ರಹಣಾನಂತರ ಮತ್ತೆ ಸ್ನಾನ ಮಾಡಿ ಹೊಸದಾಗಿ ಬಟ್ಟೆಯನ್ನು  ಒಣಗಿಹಾಕಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.”
  • Even those who are observing soothaka also must observe Grahana  snaana.

  • If you don’t know how to chant all the above – u can simply chant .

हरे राम हरे राम राम राम हरे हरे ।
हरे कृष्ण हरे कृष्ण कृष्ण कृष्ण हरे हरे ।

Chanting of Sri Ramanama itself is equal to Vishnu Sahasra Naama.

  • “Grahana Period” is parva kaala – Whatever u r doing Grahana – the   punya is more.

  • Two days prior and two days after Grahana are Varjya for “Shubha  Kaarya”.

  • Pregnants during Suryagrahana – Normally at the time of Surya Grahana,   pregnant women are supposed not to come out of   the  house,  sunlight not to be allowed to enter either by doors or throws  windows.   This is to avoid harmful rays.

  • Please do not sleep during Grahana Time.

  • Even the Rajaswala ladies must observe Grahana snaana.

  • While doing sparsha snaana, we must do the snaana with the   clothes  we  are  wearing in.

  • Avoid looking at Sun directly with naked eyes during Solar eclipse.

  • We must use Dharbha ( Grass) during eclipse time for   protection of the water and food items from getting    contaminated. Keep Darbha  on all the  stored items like Water, Pickles, Milk, Curd, etc.

  • In case of death anniversary falling on the eclipse day, regular shraddha will be performed only after the eclipse is over.

Updated: December 21, 2019 — 8:03 pm
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