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Lunar Eclipse & Upaakarmaa

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Fri Aug 07 1998 - 03:49:21 PDT

Dear Sri Mani Varadarajan :

As answer to the forwarded Question ,
DhOsha PourNami ( PourNami with Chandra
or Surya GrahaNam ) is unfit for UpAkarmA 
for ONLY THE PRATHAMOPAAKARMINS (Those who
are having their first Upaakarmam as a result 
of having Upanayanam the year before ).
For all the rest , there is no restrictions on 
performing Upaakarmam today ( Yajur Vedins ) .
Same rules apply for Rg Vedins , who perform 
UpAkarmam on SravaNam day instead of PourNami day .

I have posted a note on the day for the observance
of " AvaNi avittam " for the three groups ( Rg , Yajur
and Saama Vedins ) recently .It will be in the archives ,
when they get updated .
 
On GrahaNa vimochanam ( end of the eclipse for Lunar eclipse)
SnAnam is done . During eclipse , TarpaNam is done . 
Homam and Dhaanam are done by the very strict 
observants in India during GrahaNa kaalam .
Those ladies , who are pregnant do not go out
during the period of eclipse .

V.Sadagopan