grahana · MADHWA

Do’s and dont’s during Grahana


  • During Grahana period, Men should do Gayathri japa, Vishnu sahasra nama, vayu sthuthi parayana, Rayara stotra parayana etc
  • Women can chant/sing Madhwa nama, kesava nama, vijaya kavacha etc
  • Tarpana should be given during Madhya kaala
  • We should not consume food on this day. for Chandra grahana, 9 hours before grahana period and for surya grahana, 12 hours before grahana period
  • Pregnant ladies, sick people, aged people and kids below 8 years can consume food before 10 am on this day
  • definitely snana should be done during sparsha kala and moksha kala
  • Clean your house after moksha kala
  • Anything cooked before grahana should not be eaten at any costs. However Milk, curd, water can be used after moksha kala if we keep a darbha on top of it
  • As it is parva kala, the more we do sthothra parayana, danagalu, It gives us immense punya and removes all our sins
  • While doing sparsha snaana, we must do the snaana with the clothes we are wearing in
  • During Grahana we must do danaa like Godaana, Suvarna Daana, Bhoodana, dhaanya dhaana
  • Those who are observing soothaka also must observe Grahana snaana.
  • even the rajaswala sthree(Ladies in menstrualcycle) should do snana
  • Pregnant ladies should not come out of house, as the rays from Grahana causes health defects on the baby and to be mom.


  • Do not use Rest room
  • Don’t sleep during Grahana period
  • Don’t take oil bath


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