Wednesday October 17, 2018
Home Religion Lord Venkates...

Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati to be Closed For Lunar Eclipse

The general public will be allowed for the darshan only at 7 a.m. on August 8

0
//
138
Lunar Eclipse
Lunar Eclipse. Pixabay
Republish
Reprint

Tirupati, Aug 2, 2017: In light of the impending Lunar eclipse on August 8, the temple of Lord Venkateswara in Tirupati will remain closed. The doors of the main temple will be closed at 4.30 p.m. on August 7 and will be opened at 2 a.m on this particular day, said the officials.

According to Hindu calendar, the lunar eclipse will begin at 10.52 p.m. on August 7 and last till 12.48 a.m. the subsequent day. The temple will be closed up to six hours ahead of the initiation of the eclipse.

ALSO READ: NASA Declares Safety Rules For The Forthcoming Solar Eclipse

Soon after the conclusion of the eclipse,  special rituals such as suddhi and punyavachanam will be celebrated inside the temple. However, there will be no variation in the timings of the pre-dawn rituals which shall be observed in ‘Ekantham’ along with the weekly Asta dala Pada Padmaradhana seva, mentioned The Hindu report.

The general public will be allowed for the darshan only at 7 a.m. on August 8.

– prepared by Naina Mishra of Newsgram. Twitter @Nainamishr94

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 NewsGram

Next Story

Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century Coming Friday

Everyone in the world will have the possibility to see this celestial phenomenon, providing the skies are clear

0
Lunar eclipse
A total lunar eclipse, also known as a "blood moon," is pictured from Gosford, north of Sydney, Oct. 8, 2014. (VOA)

Scientists say the longest total lunar eclipse of this century will grace the night sky on Friday, turning the moon a reddish color.

NASA says the lunar eclipse will last for 1 hour and 43 minutes with total viability in Eastern Africa and Central Asia. Residents in most of the world will be able to see at least a partial eclipse. However, it won’t be visible from North America.

Scientists say that in the United States the period of totality will start around 4:21 p.m. Eastern time, making it too light outside to see the red moon.

During a lunar eclipse, the moon appears to be red because it lines up perfectly with the Earth and sun such that the Earth’s shadow totally blocks the sun’s light. The moon loses the brightness normally caused by the reflection of the sun’s light and takes on an eerie, reddish glow, giving the lunar eclipse moon the nickname of blood moon.

Mars
The planet Mars is shown May 12, 2016 in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope view when it was 50 million miles from Earth. (VOA)

Scientists say the reason this Friday’s lunar eclipse is especially long is because the moon is passing almost directly through the central part of Earth’s shadow. To compare, it falls just 4 minutes shy of the longest possible time a lunar eclipse could last.

Also Read: Hawaii Eruption Could Last Years, Destroy New Areas: Geologists

For those who aren’t able to see the lunar eclipse this month, July has another treat in store for skygazers when Mars makes a close approach to Earth. Mars will appear about 10 times brighter than usual the last few days of the month, with peak brightness occurring on July 31.

Everyone in the world will have the possibility to see this celestial phenomenon, providing the skies are clear. (VOA)

Next Story