Lunar Eclipse 2023: As the final lunar eclipse of the year approaches on October 28, pregnant women are advised to take special precautions to safeguard themselves and their unborn children during this celestial event.
Lunar Eclipse and Sharad Purnima
The lunar eclipse on October 28 coincides with the celebration of Sharad Purnima, making it a significant and auspicious event.
Notably, this eclipse will not be visible in India, rendering the Sutak period invalid.
Guidelines for Pregnant Women
Chanting specific mantras like Hanuman Chalisa, Vishnu Sahastranam, Aditya Hridaya Stotra, Vishnu Signature Mantra, and Panchakshari Mantra during the eclipse can offer benefits to pregnant women.
Reciting Vishnu Sahastranam is recommended on the day of the lunar eclipse.
While engaging in worship, pregnant women should avoid entering temples.
Keeping a coconut with them during the eclipse is believed to protect them from harmful radiations, and the coconut is later immersed in a holy river.
Precautions to Follow
Pregnant women should refrain from watching the lunar eclipse and should stay indoors.
Choose a location within the home where the eclipse’s rays cannot reach.
Be mindful of posture when sitting or standing.
Avoid eating during the eclipse.
Stay away from sharp objects like needles, knives, and scissors during the lunar eclipse.
By adhering to these guidelines, pregnant women can ensure a safe and spiritually significant experience during the lunar eclipse.