Today is the day when you will see moon changing its colour! Yes, you heard that right. On Wednesday, January 31 the world will witness a rare celestial occurrence. This amazing event is termed as 'super blue blood moon'.
It will be witnessed in many parts of the world including India. This event is a rare sight as it last occurred in the year 1982 and the next 'super blue blood moon' will be again seen almost after 34 years! This interesting name is coined as total lunar eclipse and a blue moon are occurring together.
Lunar eclipse is shrouded with various myths and beliefs around the world. In India it is known as Chandra Grahan. As Chandra Grahan 2018 is a rarity, everyone is busy gearing up to watch it. But one cannot miss out the do's and don'ts during the time of Chandra Grahan.
Many people consider lunar eclipse as a bad omen in India. Pregnant women are told to take extra care during Chandra Grahan as it is believed to effect pregnancy.
Here are some strange beliefs to be followed by pregnant women during Chandra Grahan 2018:
1. Stay indoors: Chandra Grahan can pose to be a bad omen specially for the pregnant women. They are not allowed to step outside during the time of Chandra Grahan. Even curtains are drawn to avoid being exposed and it seems to very absurd. Still, people follow it for the welfare of mother and the child.
2. Eating and drinking: It is a common myth that one should not eat or drink anything during the eclipse. Particularly, pregnant women are not allowed to eat anything. At times they are not allowed to drink water which can lead to dehydration. This practice seems to be really unhealthy. So if a pregnant woman feels thirsty, she should not follow these advises forcefully.
3. Avoid using knives: This can be a welcome change for women who do not like do to household work. It is believed that if a pregnant woman cuts anything with a knife, the lips of the child will be deformed. God only knows who discovered all these beliefs.
4. Take a bath after Chandra Grahan: Chandra Grahan 2018 occurs today and winter is not over yet. It is the time when people are catching cold and fever. On top of this pregnant women will have to take a bath when the eclipse gets over! Taking bath in the evening during winters can be really disappointing.
Chandra Grahan 2018 is not just a common lunar eclipse. It is a rare scientific moment so everyone must try to find out the interesting facts about it. Beliefs can be followed till the time it seems logical. In order to respect the sentiments of the elderly people, women should not bear undue pain during pregnancy.