Solar Eclipse 2022: Date, Timing & Effect On Pregnant Women

Astronomically, a Solar Eclipse occurs when a portion of the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. Due to its high importance and impact on humans, pregnant women need to be more careful while eclipses. So, AstroSage is here to inform our readers about the impact of Solar Eclipse on pregnant women. Read till the end to garner all the information!

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Solar Eclipse According To Vedic Astrology 

According to Hindu mythology, Solar and Lunar eclipses are not considered auspicious in our mythological stories. We find that the solar and lunar eclipse is associated with “Samudra Manthan”. When the ocean was churned, there was “Amrit” was produced; this Amrit was stolen by Asuras. To obtain the Amrit, Lord Vishnu took incarnation in the form of a beautiful apsara “Mohini” and tried to please and distract the asuras. After receiving the Amrit, Mohini went to the devas to distribute it to them. “Rahu”, one of the Asur, comes and sits between the Devtas to obtain some portion of the Amrit. Surya (Sun) and Chandra (Moon) realized that Rahu was an “Asura” and not one of the devas. Knowing this, Lord Vishnu got angry and severed the head of Rahu, who is still supposed to be alive due to the consumption of a few drops of Amrit. Thus, Rahu is believed to take revenge from “Surya” and “Chandra” in the form of the Solar and Lunar eclipses. This is the reason why according to Hindu Mythology Solar and Lunar eclipses are not considered auspicious 

A solar eclipse can really have a physical ill effect on us because it is the primary source of life and energy on earth without it life is not possible and Sun is our natural Atma Karak and represents your soul, your dignity, self-respect, ego, career, dedication, your stamina, vitality, willpower, respect in society, leadership quality. Therefore during the time of the solar eclipse, pregnant women need to be extra alert and conscious of the well-being of the child and their own health.

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Solar Eclipse: Date & Timing

Date of Solar eclipse: 30 April 2022 Night(1 May 2022, Morning) 

Time of Solar eclipse: 00:15:19 to 04:07:56  IST 

Time duration of Solar eclipse:3 hours  52 minutes

Precautionary Measures To Be Taken By Expecting Mothers During The Solar Eclipse.

Avoid exposure to the sun’s rays during the eclipse

During a solar eclipse, it is advised not to go outdoors. It can cause a negative impact on the physical health of the child. According to the beliefs, it is said that pregnant women who are exposed to solar eclipse their expecting child can have some red spots or any skin problem on their body which can last for a lifetime. So during the solar eclipse don’t get exposed to the rays of the eclipse, cover the windows with thick curtains, newspapers, or cardboard. So that the rays of the eclipse cannot enter your home.

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Don’t use pointed or sharp objects

During the entire duration of the solar eclipse, expecting mothers should not use pointed or sharp objects. Avoid using scissors, knives or needles

Try to fast during the eclipse if health allows

As mentioned, during the time of solar eclipse harmful rays are there in the atmosphere due to which food also gets some impurities in it. Therefore it is advised that pregnant women should not drink or eat anything during the eclipse as it can have a negative impact on their child and as a remedy, you can add tulsi leaves to the food particles to prevent them from becoming impure.

Advised to take a healing shower

After the lunar eclipse, it is advised that pregnant women should take baths with rock saltwater. It will demolish all the negative effects of the solar eclipse.

Keeping a coconut with yourself will prove beneficial

During the entire duration of the solar eclipse if an expecting mother keeps a whole coconut with herself it will keep her safe from all the negativity around her and absorb it in itself.

Advised to meditate and worship

During the entire period of the solar eclipse, pregnant women should keep tulsi leaf over their tongue and chant the Gayatri mantra and Durga Chalisa. It will protect the child from the malefic effect of the Solar eclipse.

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Making donations is a must

Donations have a specific influence on our Vedic culture. So it is advised to donate the grains, clothes, jaggery, red colour fruits to the needy.

Chanting of mantra

According to Hindu mythology, chanting mantras has religious significance during the eclipse as it is supposed to banish the bad effects of Grahan. So during the time of the solar eclipse, you can chant the Gayatri mantra, Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, Surya Kavacha Stotram, Aditya Hridaya Stotra. Other than this chanting the shiv mantra and Santan Gopal mantra will give peace of mind to natives.

We hope this article will prove helpful to you in taking care of your and your child’s health and protecting you from the ill effects of the solar eclipse.

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