Chandra Grahan: Mantras for peace and harmony
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: The second Upachaya Chandra Grahan of the year is all set to take place on the intervening night of June 5 and June 6. A Grahan is not considered auspicious according to the Hindu belief system. Therefore, people do not begin any new activity or venture on the day of Grahan. They also avoid stepping out of the house, and most importantly, adhere to the Sutak (fasting) timings hours before the Grahan begins.
Nonetheless, Upachaya Grahan does not have Sutak, because the Sun, the Earth and the Moon are not appropriately aligned. The entire Moon does not get darkened during the eclipse period. However, people can chant mantras to pray for general well-being and peace of mind.
Check out the Mantras shared below that you can chant during Chandra Grahan:
Chandra Beej Mantra
The following Mantra dedicated to the Moon God is for attaining a state of calm.
OM Shraam Shreem Shraum Sah Chandraya Namah
The following Mantra is for universal peace and well-being.
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaha
Sarve Santu Niramayah
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu
Ma Kashchida Dukha Bhagbhavet
Om Shantih Shantih Shantih
May every person on the planet may be happy
May no one ever suffers from an illness
May people only see auspiciousness
May no one ever experience sufferings
Om peace peace peace
The following Mantra dedicated to Lord Dhanavantri is chanted for good health and sound mind.
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Dhanvantraye
Amrita Kalasha Hastaya, Sarva Maya Vinashanaya
Trailoka Nathaya, Shri Mahavishnave Namah
Salutations to the one, who is called Vasudeva, the Dhanavantri
the one who holds a pot filled with divine nectar, the one that eliminates all kinds of evil,
the ruler of the three worlds, O Lord Maha Vishnu, I bow before you.
The following Mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva is chanted for a long and healthy life.
Om Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Uruvarukamiva Bandhanaan Mrityormukshiya Maamritaat
Salutations to the Lord with three eyes; the one who is like a breath of sweet fragrance; the one who nourishes life, liberate me from the fear of death and all that is mortal.
Eclipse Timings in India:
Penumbral Eclipse begins: 5 Jun, 23:15:51 (11.15 pm)
Maximum Eclipse: 6 Jun, 00:54:55 (12.54 am)
Penumbral Eclipse ends: 6 Jun, 02:34:03 (02.34 am)