Vaishakh Purnima-Lunar Eclipse Together on 16 May, Know Zodiac-Wise Donations For Benefits!

According to the Hindu Panchang, the first Lunar Eclipse of 2022 will occur on the Purnima Tithi of Shukla Paksha in Vaishakh month, which will be witnessed on 16 May 2022. This eclipse will be the total lunar eclipse. This Lunar Eclipse will occur on the Vaishakh Purnima or Buddha Purnima, which is considered to be auspicious as per Hindu beliefs.

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The most important thing to notice is that this Lunar Eclipse will not be visible in India, and hence, its Sutak Period will not be considered in India. However, this eclipse is the total lunar eclipse that will take place on Buddha Purnima. Therefore, according to the expert astrologers, it will be necessary to consider certain things during the Lunar Eclipse. But first let’s discuss some specific things related to this Lunar Eclipse and Buddha Purnima, through this special blog by Astrosage. 

First Lunar Eclipse 2022: Some Significant Details

  • Time Duration of Lunar Eclipse

This First Lunar Eclipse of 2022 will remain for about 1 hour 24 minutes. According to the Indian standard time, the eclipse will be witnessed on 16 May from 08:59 am to 10:23 am.

  • Places where the Lunar Eclipse will be seen

This Lunar Eclipse will not be visible in India. However, there will be its visibility in the areas of south-west Europe, Southwestern Asia, Africa, most of North America, South America, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic, and the provinces of the Antarctica region.

  • Will the Sutak Period of this Lunar Eclipse be there in India?

As per the Indian standard time, this Lunar Eclipse will not be visible in India due to the early morning hours. Hence, its Sutak period will not be considered. For your information, the Sutak Period of any Lunar Eclipse starts 9 hours before the Lunar Eclipse and ends with the Lunar Eclipse. This is why the Sutak Period of the regions where you can witness this Lunar eclipse starts on the night of 15th May and will end the next day that is 16th May.

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Detailed Information Related to Buddha & Vaishakh Purnima 

  • Significance of Vaishakh Purnima

Generally, the Purnima Tithi comes every month and there is a significance of every Purnima (Full moon) every month. In the Hindu religion, there is a huge importance of the Purnima that comes in the Shulka Paksha of Vaishakh month. Also, in many Hindu mythological scriptures, it is mentioned that the day of the full moon in Vaishakh month is the most auspicious, and whoever does bathing, charity, and offers fast in it will get fruitful results for his deeds. Furthermore, Lord Buddha, who is also known to be the 9th incarnation of Lord Vishnu chose this day to come on earth and that’s why those who practice Buddhism, worship Lord Buddha on this day by celebrating Buddha Purnima.

  •   Muhurat to offer fast on Buddha Purnima and Vaishakh Purnima

As per the Hindu calendar, in the year 2022, the date for Purnima of Shulka Paksha in Vaishakh month will be on Sunday at 12:47, 15th May, and will last till next day, which is 16th May at 09:45. The point to remember is that Vaishakh and on this day there will be celebrations for Buddha Purnima as well.

As we have already discussed on the day of the Lunar Eclipse 2022, the Vaishakh Purnima festival will also be celebrated and according to religious beliefs, it is also mandatory to worship Lord Satyanarayan on this day. On the other hand, people are advised to take some preventive measures during this Lunar Eclipse. Let’s take the discussion further and understand these precautions: 

Don’ts on the Lunar Eclipse day, i.e. 16th May

  1. Avoid cooking and eating during the eclipse period.
  2. Chanting prayers and touching the idols of gods and goddesses are strictly prohibited.
  3. Try to avoid sleeping and going to the toilet during the Eclipse phase.
  4. Most importantly, the pregnant ladies should avoid going out and using pointed equipment like knives or scissors.
  5. Do not touch plants or trees during the Eclipse period.

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Do’s on the Lunar Eclipse day i.e. 16th May

  1. Add Tulsi leaves in eateries before the Lunar eclipse and Sutak period.
  2. Worship Gods and goddesses during the Eclipse phase.
  3. Chant the Mantras so that the planet moon stays calm at the time of the Eclipse.
  4. Once the Eclipse ends, immediately sprinkle Gangajal in the house.
  5. Donate food once the eclipse ends. 

Let us now discuss what will be appropriate to donate according to the zodiac sign of Vaishakh Purnima on Eclipse day.

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Zodiac-Wise Donations On This Day

According to religious beliefs, the lunar eclipse day is considered to be the most auspicious day to do charity. Similarly, donating to Vaishakh Purnima has its significance. Therefore, there are some special measures related to charity/ donations that need to be considered. These are important because they will help you to get rid of the troubles of life and will also eradicate the ill effects of the Eclipse.

  • Aries: It is suggested to donate rice, once the Eclipse is over.
  • Taurus: Donate Milk and Curd immediately after the Lunar Eclipse
  • Gemini: Taking care of Cows and feeding green fodder to them will give you benefits.
  • Cancer: Once the eclipse is over, donate rice to the needy or poor.
  • Leo: Donating sugar will be appropriate for you as this will protect you from the negative effects of the eclipse and you will get more benefits from Vaishakh Purnima.
  • Virgo: Donate wheat flour to the poor once the eclipse is over.

For more information about the Lunar Eclipse, read Lunar Eclipse 2022.

  • Libra: After the Lunar Eclipse phase, donate silver in any way. Doing this will resolve all your career-related problems.
  • Scorpio: Recite Chandra Gayatri Mantra once the Eclipse is over and donate sweets as Prasad after the recitation of Mantra.
  • Sagittarius: After the Eclipse, donate food to an Acharya or priest for Purnima donation and give money as a token of respect.
  • Capricorn: Donate sesame after the eclipse and you can also donate sweets made from sesame.
  • Aquarius: To attain benefits, Aquarius natives should recite Bajrang Baan once the eclipse phase is over.
  • Pisces: Feed the fishes after the Lunar Eclipse.

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