It is well-documented in the holy scriptures that taking a dip in river Ganga heals diseases and washes away all sins. Even scientific studies have reaffirmed the presence of medicinal properties in many river water. Something similar was reported from Tankel village under Nandapur block in Odisha’s tribal-dominated Koraput district.
Not just this year, the villagers follow the rituals every year and take a holy dip in the village pond.
There seems to be no end to the controversy surrounding food consumption on eclipse day that kicked off in the State after some rationalists held a chicken biryani feast in Bhubaneswar during Solar Eclipse.
Demanding action against the rationalists, some ritualists on Tuesday lodged a complaint at Kharvel Nagar police station. They even accused the police of protecting the rationalists.
There is something in the beauty of the Moon. The calm rise and an even calmer disappearance makes it a real wonder in the skies. On Tuesday, the Earth, Sun and Moon aligned for one final time this year to create a spectacular Blood Moon eclipse that skygazers wouldn’t want to miss. How the phenomena started and ended, take a look at the exciting spectacle.
Also, not all places in Odisha were able to see the red-hued moon. The lunar eclipse was visible in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Koraput, and Sambalpur.
Violent clashes broke out between rationalists and ritualists on Tuesday over consumption of food during Chandra Grahan (lunar eclipse). Incidents of face-off were reported from silk city Berhampur and State Capital Bhubaneswar.
Science does not believe in the folktales. Science has always played a pivotal role in unveiling the truth behind common beliefs in our society.
In Bengaluru, the partially eclipsed full moon will rise at 5:49pm and the partial eclipse can be seen till 6:19pm (IST).
Not every Lunar Eclipse is Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse . This only happens during a total lunar eclipse. The Moon is entirely blanketed by the Earth's darkest shadow
This year, Kartik Purnima coincides with total lunar eclipse, a rare astronomical event when the earth is positioned precisely between the Moon and Sun.
This astronomical event will be auspicious for Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Pisces. People of other zodiac signs should not gaze at the lunar eclipse. People of Aries zodiac sign should take special precautions.
The Sun is around 109 times bigger than Earth and over 148-million kms away, while the Earth is nearly four times larger than the Moon, with an average distance of 3,85 lakh kms separating them.
The eclipse is visible from all places of India at the time of moonrise. However, the beginning of the partial and total phases of the eclipse is not visible from any places of India as the phenomena will be in progress before moonrise.
Every year, the traditional boat makers of Jaleswarpur, Mahanga block of Cuttack wait for this festive eve to showcase their unique craftsmanship and make thousands of miniature boats for the devotees.