Chandra Grahan, Total Lunar Eclipse, will take place on June 15, 2011 in India. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a Total lunar eclipse and is visible in India, Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia and western parts of Australia. The Chandragrahan will be taking place in India between 23:53 and 03:32 (11:53 PM on June 15 to 03:32 AM early morning on June 16, 2011. Total Lunar Eclipse - the moon is fully covered - is from 00:52 hrs to 02:33 hrs.
In India - Time in India is from night of June 15, 2011 to early morning hours of June 16, 2011.
Usually during a Chandra Grahan, a fast (Upvaas) is observed by certain communities in Hindu religion. The fast begins about 9 hours before the beginning of Chandra Grahan.
People also take a bath in cold water and chant mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Shiva like the Ashtakshara Mantra or Mrityunjaya Mantra. This is done whenever Surya and Chandra are under the influence of Rahu. Pregnant women chant the Santana Gopala Mantra.
The eclipse of 15th June 2011 is a tense cliff-hanger. It’s surrounded by complex reasons to be careful. But maybe you could seize opportunity? Watch the trends that are developing now in your life. How will they seem by June? What do you wish for? what do you want to avoid? On the world scale, terrorism and overthrow of fixed structures and cults arising.
If we use this new energy coming in up to June positively, we could experience great positive growth and transformation. In particular spiritual knots could loosen at this time and liberate us to fuller spiritual expression of ourselves.
But if we experience the energy of this time negatively, we could experience driven obsessions and also need to watch out for people who will unsettle our lives. We could dangerously embark in a driven way on a wrong spiritual path.