Khagrasa Chandra Grahana – 10 December 2011

Khagrasa Chandra Grahana or Total Lunar Eclipse will occur on 10-12-2011

Khara Nama Samvatsara – Margashirsha Shukla Paurnima 10-Dec-2011

There will be a total Lunar Eclipse on 10-December and this Eclipse occurs in Rohini/Mrugashira  Nakshatra, Vrushaba  Rashi on Saturday night. This Grahana is visible in all parts of India. Sparsha and Moksha time are same for all locations. This is second Grahana happening in this year and we had one during the month of June. Like the last one, this too is quite long one and it is a blessing in disguise for us, as we can make use of this parva kala by indulging in Japa/Parayana activities. 

Chandra Grahana

Grahana Timings:

Sparsha :  06.16 PM (10-Dec)
Madhya :  08.02 PM 
Moksha  :  09.48 PM 

Total Parva Kaala : 03 Hours 32 Mins.

Vedarambha Start Time : From Suryodhaya time

NOTE: As there is Khagrasa Chandra Grahana in the 1st yama of 10-12-2011 Saturday, there will be no Bhojana in the morning of 10-Dec. Bhojana(meals) should be done only after Shuddhi Snana after Grahana Moksha. 

Shuba Pala     :  Meena, Dhanusu, Simha, Karka
Madhya Pala :  Mesha, Makara, Vruschika, Kanya 
Ashuba Pala  :   Vrushabha, Kumbha, Tula, Mithuna

Lunar Eclipse

Grahana kaala is called as “Parva Kaala” and in anushtaana, it is like Ekadasi Vrata. If one make use of this opportunity by taking bath at the appropriate time and spending the parva kaala by doing Japa and parayana of Vishnusahasranama, Hari Vayustuti, Rayar Stotra & other stotra, then you will get abundant punya. At the same time, if one just ignores it and continue with the regular stuff like eating and sleeping during the Grahana time, then you will have to face the consequences for sure.

So let us all make use of this highly auspicious time(after all it occurs during the evening of a Saturday when everyone is at home/leave day and there can be no other excuses) by taking the bath during the sparsha time and spend the next three hours in Japa and Paryana till the Moksham happens.

Note: All the timings given above are as per Manthralaya Rayar Mutt Panchanga. 

||  Sri Krishnaarpanamastu  ||


14 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by dvaitavedanta on November 28, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Excellent article and thanks for the information.
    Sri Gurubyo Namaha


  2. Posted by Rachna on December 6, 2011 at 10:33 am

    thank for such beautiful information !!!!


  3. Posted by Vyasa Venkatesh on December 8, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Excellent and thanks for wonderful information. Vyas


  4. Posted by Anirudh.H on December 8, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    thanks 4r this news


  5. Posted by G RAghu on December 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    can we perform Devara Pooja in the morning – including Nirmalya and Gandhodhaka


  6. In the morning you can only do Snana, Niramlaya visarjana & Sandhya Vandhana.
    After Moksha(09:48PM) only, full Devara Pooja can be done.


  7. Posted by Srinivas Rao S on December 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    shall we do saligrama pooja at night?


  8. Posted by komal--shankar on December 10, 2011 at 1:24 am

    can satyanarayan pooja & vrat be done & how can we worship moon at night pl give us good information as we r in spain & donot know anything about this thnx—–shankar


  9. Posted by Naseera on December 10, 2011 at 9:52 am

    good information!


  10. Posted by Appuraj LakshmanaRao on December 10, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    good article


  11. namaskaraalu very useful information every madhwa should adopt this for haivng belss of sri sri gurugalu anugraha


  12. Posted by Neha on December 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Can we do normal (daily routine) puja during lunar eclipse? If yes, is there anything special ‘mantra to be added in puja. If no, kindly let me know when to do the puja?


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