Date of Surya Grahan in 2017:
There are 2 Surya Grahan in 2017 and both are not visible in India, one is at 26 February 2017 (Sunday) and second is 21 August 2017 (Monday).
Timing of Surya Grahan in 2017:
26 February 2017: Not Visible in India
21 August 2017: Not Visible in India
What is Surya Grahan?
Surya grahan is the phenomenon that occurs when moon revolving around earth comes at exact position before sun and causes a shield due to which sun is completely hidden behind the moon causing an eclipse or surya grahan.
Mythological Significance of Surya Grahan
Surya grahan has a different reason as per the Hindu believes, according to our legends it is believed that sun is eaten by either rahu or ketu which causes surya grahan.
Surya and rahu, ketu don’t get along well with each other as when as at samudra manthan when swarbhanu drank amrit surya reported it to vishnu and he released his sudarshan and behead the demon causing two entity rahu and ketu.
Details of Surya grahan 2017
The date of surya grahan will be 26th Feb 2017.
Pregnant women guidelines during Surya Grahan
All ornaments must be removed from body on this day.
All pregnant women must take bath before grahan and after grahan to save their unborn child from any malefic effect of this occurrence.
All women must recite Santana Gopala Mantra during the grahan period.
Do not eat anything that is cooked before surya grahan.
Must not go outside on the day of surya grahan.
All pregnant women must not see the grahan with naked eyes.
Mantra for Surya Bhagwan Blessing
“ऊँ हृां हृीं सः सूर्याय नमः”