Some information on Tharpanam to be done on Chandra Grahanam (lunar eclipse) on 4-4-2015
Rules and Rituals of Brahmins: Tharpanam on Lunar eclipse on 4th April 2015
Tharpanam on Lunar eclipse on 4th April 2015
During eclipse all waters are equivalent to Ganges water and all Brahmins are equivalent to Vasishta.
Till the end of eclipse we should not sleep but keep on chanting mantras.
Pregnant women should not come out during eclipse.
If any left over food is there prepared before eclipse, it should not be eaten. Food should be freshly prepared after eclipse is over.
In case of curd or pickles , we have to put cut Durbha grass in them ,After the purificatory bath, this Durbha should be removed.
The charity given and meditation done, during the eclipse would give us huge benefits.
Tharpana should be done once the eclipse starts in Solar eclipse and when it is leaving in case of lunar eclipse. Both Tharpanas should be done only in Krishna Paksha.
Tharpana can be done in sea water but Aachamana should not be done . Water taken from home after bath should be used for Aachamana.
Those in whose Nakshatra or Anu Janma Nakshatra , the eclipse occurs*, should write the following sloka in a palm leaf and tie it to their forehead. After the eclipse this palm leaf should be removed. Then they should give in charity one Ash gourd, coconut and coin to a Brahmin.
For Lunar eclipse:-
Indro analo Yamo , riksho, varuno vayurevacham, Kubhera, eeso knandu Indu uparaga udhavyathaam mama