Chandra Grahana – ( Lunar Eclipse) – April 14th 2014

An email received by my Husband for the upcoming Eclipse from Sri Krishna Vrundavana Toronto. All credit goes to the temple, I am just quoting the email as is.

Dear Devotees,

The most auspicious ‘ ChandraGrahana’ ( Lunar Eclipse) will take place on this Monday, April 14th at mid-night.

Lunar eclipse on midnight of Monday, April 14th (AM of April 15th)

Eclipse Information

Time Zone

Sparsha ( Begins) Madhya ( Greatest) Moksha (Ends)


01:58 AM 03:45 AM 05:33 AM


12:58 AM 03:45 AM 04:33 AM


10:58 PM 12:45 AM 02:33 AM


10:58 PM 12:45 AM 02:33 AM

Sydney, Australia

    Begins at moon Rise – 6:28 PM 08:33 PM

Not visible in India, UK, Europe, Gulf Counties …………..


  • This Lunar eclipse is called as most auspicious (ChudamaniGrahana) as it’s occurs on a Monday.
  • The eclipse time is called as ‘ Punya Kala’ ( most sacred time)


What to do (As per our ancient scriptures)

  • Snaana (Bath) is suggested for all, after the beginning (01:58am EST) and after the end (05:33am EST) of this Chandra GrahaNa. 
  • Fasting is insisted by our scriptures for ‘this eclipse’ starting from 8:00pmEST.
  • Small kids, sick and very seniors – from 10:30pm
  • Fasting has to be continued until the completion of morning prayers on April 15th
  • Any  ‘daana’ or ‘Punya – Karma’ done with full faith in this period yields immense ‘Phala’ 
  • We may keep the ‘Daana’ article/ money in front of God at our home and donate the same to a priest or Temple later at our convenience.
  • ‘Eclipse time’ is considered as most ‘fruitful’ time for any Japa, Parayana and Tarpana.
  • We have to wash the clothes, etc touched/used through the ellipse. (wash- at the end of this eclipse but before the Snaana )
  • Due to this eclipse, Monday April 14th is not considered as a good day to have any event.
  • PoornimaSathyanarayana has to be performed on previous day or next day.
  • Solar Yugadi ( Vishu – Tulu, and Malayalam) has to be observed on Tuesday, April 15th

Not to do

  • Do not keep any food (except milk / yogurt) through the ellipse.
  • Do not sleep, eat, drink, and use restrooms during the eclipse. (Excluding babies, very sick…..) 


GrahaNaDosha (astrological effect of the eclipse)

  • This eclipse will take place in ‘ChitraNakshatra’ – ‘KanyaRashi’
  • It will also affect following Rashi-s :Simha, Kanya, Dhanu and Mesha.
  • People who born in above rashi-s and lives in eclipse visible area are required to do remedies.
  • GrahanaDosha is just indicating the ‘karma’ of our previous lives and insisting us to do more Punya to avoid its negative effect.  So no fear. 
  • Let’s take this opportunity to do more Sat-karma , please Almighty and  be happy J

DoshaParihaara (Remedies) (During or after (any day) the Grahana)

  • Chanting  Vishnu SahasraNama , Rudra and Vayustuti
  • Chanting   the Prayers on Narasimha, Shiva,  Ganesha and Navagraha
  • Daana of Rice or Sesame oil or Horse gram to a Vedic priest
  • Rudraabhisheka , Navagraha / MrutyunjayaHoma
  • Shiva Panchakshari / Narasimha Mantra Japa

For more details please contact temple via email or the phone numbers listed below.

In the service of the Lord and His Holiness,
Shankar Narayana Bhat(Priest)
781 Warden avenue, Scarborough, 
ON, M1L 4C2 Canada
Phone:(905) 487-6137 / (416) 548-4138
Cell: (289) 500-7292

12 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jyothi Ramamurthy on April 12, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Dear Meeraji
    Thank you for such good information,very nice every time I will be waiting for your mail in my mail box.
    Thank you a lot


  2. Posted by Arniker Hamsa on April 12, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Respected Madam

    let me thank you at the outset for your selfless service (Nishkama karma) to the believers and adherents of the faith. i offer my padanamaskaram to you with regards hamsa


  3. Posted by Velpuri Venkateswara rao on April 12, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Thank you Mam. Can we buy good things on monday


  4. Posted by Kalpana da on April 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for the information.


  5. Posted by parimala on April 12, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks you Mam for the wonderful information.


  6. Posted by Savitha on April 13, 2014 at 1:43 am

    Was worried about hanuman jayanthi and grahana falling on the same day .
    THIS information is really helpfull for us to do the hanuman jayanthi on a different day.
    Thanks a million.


  7. Posted by venu on October 9, 2014 at 8:15 am

    what is the reason behind following these do’s and dont’s


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