Friday, January 8, 2010

Annular Solar Eclipse falls on January 15 2010 on Friday

The first Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan of the year falls on January 15, 2010 on Friday. It begins at 23.17 hrs on 14.01.2010 (Thursday) and lasts till to 15.11 hrs on 15.01.2010 (Friday).This is a partial solar eclipse with a totality expected to be around 11 minutes. This totality can be visible in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Gujarat. While for the Zodiac Signs of Aries, Leo, Scorpio and Pisces Good results are indicated the Zodiac signs of Capricorn, Libra, Gemini and Aquarius may have some Negative results. Those born under the zodiac signs of Taurus, Cancer, Virgo and Sagittarius may have mixed effects. Chanting of Mantras of Sun, Saturn and Lord Shiva is advised during the eclipse. The good effects you can derive from mantra chanting would be manifold compared to any other day. So do not waste this day. Like all Solar eclipses avoid taking food during graham and restrain from looking at the eclipse with naked eyes. 

It is adviced that you avoid eating solid foods from 6 AM till the end of the eclipse. If possible avoid eating anything after 12 at night on 14th January 2010. You should take bath before and after the solar eclipse. You can chant mantras during the eclipse and get blessings from Gods but avoid doing abhisheks. This is an excellent day to perform tarpana and other rituals. 

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