On October 14, 2023, there will be the second solar eclipse of the year 2023. The eclipse will begin on October 14, 2023, at 8:34 PM, and terminate on October 15, 2023, early in the morning at 2:25 AM. There will be an eclipse for over six hours
सूर्य ग्रहण पूजा के लाभ
- यह पूजा करने से सुख-समृद्धि में वृद्धी होती है।
- सूर्य की तरह जीवन में तेजस्विता आती है, जीवन प्रकाशमय हो जाता है।
- पति-पत्नी के बीच जो वैचरिक मतभेद होते है या फिर अलगाव की स्थिति उत्पन्न होती है यह पूजा करने से राहत मिलती है परस्पर संबंधो में प्रेम बढ़ता है।
- कामकाज में अच्छा धन-लाभ होता है और वाहन सुख-मकानों के सुख अच्छे मिलते है।
- परिवार में धन-धान्य, रुपए-पैसे की बरकत होती है, परिवार के लोगों के बीच आपस में प्रेम बढ़ता है।
पूजन का महत्व
यह पूजा कराने से आपके महत्वपूर्ण कार्य संपन्न होते हैं। इस पूजा के प्रभाव से आपके जितने भी रुके हुए काम हैं वो पूरे हो जाते हैं। शारीरिक और मानसिक चिंताएं दूर होती हैं। कुंडली में सूर्य ग्रहण का जो दोष लगा हुआ है उसके अशुभ प्रभाव को पूजा द्वारा कम किया जाता है।
What is Solar Eclipses?
A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, blocking all or part of the Sun’s light from reaching the Earth. This astronomical event is a result of the alignment of the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth, and it can be a fascinating and visually stunning phenomenon to observe. There are a few key types of solar eclipses:
- Total Solar Eclipse: In a total solar eclipse, the moon completely covers the Sun, casting a shadow on a specific region of the Earth. This creates a temporary period of darkness in the path of totality, during which the Sun’s outer atmosphere (the solar corona) becomes visible. Total solar eclipses are considered one of the most spectacular natural phenomena. However, they are only visible from a relatively small area on Earth.
- Partial Solar Eclipse: In a partial solar eclipse, the moon partially covers the Sun’s disk, resulting in a crescent-shaped Sun. This type of eclipse is visible over a broader geographic area than a total eclipse.
- Annular Solar Eclipse: An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon covers the central part of the Sun, leaving a ring-like or “annulus” appearance of the Sun’s disk. This happens when the Moon is at its farthest point from Earth in its orbit and appears smaller relative to the Sun.
- Hybrid Solar Eclipse: A hybrid eclipse, also known as an annular-total eclipse, is a rare type that appears as an annular eclipse at some points on Earth and a total eclipse at others. The type observed at a specific location depends on the observer’s position within the eclipse’s path.
It’s important to note that viewing a solar eclipse requires precautions to protect your eyes. Looking directly at the Sun, even during an eclipse, can cause severe eye damage, including blindness. The safest way to observe a solar eclipse is to use special solar viewing glasses or viewers that are designed to block out the harmful rays of the Sun.
Solar eclipses are significant events in the field of astronomy, and they have cultural and historical importance in various societies. They also provide opportunities for scientific research, including the study of the Sun’s corona and its effects on Earth’s atmosphere and climate. Solar eclipses are relatively rare events in any given location, and they often generate excitement and interest among people who want to witness this celestial spectacle.
Surya Grahan Puja Vidhi
In Hindu tradition, the Surya Grahan, or solar eclipse, is regarded as a significant occasion, and some people decide to perform pujas or observe specific rituals during this time. Based on customary practises, the following is a general guideline for conducting a basic Surya Grahan puja vidhi (worship):
Note: The following is a general guideline. It’s important to consult with a knowledgeable priest or astrologer for specific regional or family traditions that may differ. Additionally, not all people observe this ritual, and it’s a matter of personal choice.
- A small idol or image of Lord Surya (the Sun God) or a photo of the Sun.
- A clean and purified altar or puja space.
- Water (for purification).
- Flowers, incense, and a lamp (diya).
- Kumkum (vermilion) and chandan (sandalwood paste).
- Fruits and sweets as offerings.
- A copper or brass vessel filled with water (for Arghya).
- Mantras or prayers to Lord Surya.
- Purification (Sankalpa): Begin by taking a sankalpa (vow) to perform the puja with devotion and sincerity.
- Cleanliness: Ensure that you and the puja space are clean. Take a shower and wear clean clothes.
- Altar Setup: Place the idol or image of Lord Surya on the altar. You can also create a rangoli or decoration around the altar. Light the diya (lamp), and keep the flowers, incense, and offerings ready.
- Surya Arghya: Offer Arghya (offering of water) to the Sun. Stand facing the direction of the eclipse (if visible) or the general direction of the Sun. Hold the water vessel in your hand and pour water into the vessel without touching it. While pouring the water, chant the Gayatri mantra or any other Surya mantra. Then, offer this water to the Sun by letting a few drops fall from your hand. This is done as a mark of respect and to seek blessings from the Sun.
- Prayers and Mantras: Chant the Surya mantra, such as the Gayatri mantra or the Aditya Hridayam, or any other mantra or prayer dedicated to Lord Surya. If you are unsure of the specific mantra, you can simply recite “Om Suryaya Namaha” or “Om Adityaya Namaha” while meditating on Lord Surya.
- Offerings: Offer flowers, incense, kumkum, chandan, fruits, and sweets to the Sun God while reciting the mantra.
- Prayer and Devotion: After the offerings, offer your prayers and seek blessings from Lord Surya. Express your gratitude and devotion.
- Distribute Prasad: After the puja, distribute the prasad (consecrated offerings) to family members or guests.
- Conclusion: Conclude the puja with gratitude and a sense of devotion. You may also meditate for a few moments while concentrating on the Sun.
The Surya Grahan puja vidhi may vary among different traditions and regions, so you can customize the ritual based on your family or personal practices. It’s essential to perform the puja with sincerity and devotion, seeking blessings and protection during the solar eclipse.