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.
The self-styled rationalists seem to behave most irrational when they resort to public display of gluttony when the need of the hour is to abstain from food.
The Nikhila Utkal Prabakta Parishad has filed an FIR against ‘rationalists’, Debendra Sutar and Pratap Rath in Markatnagar Police Station at CDA sector – 6, Cuttack. The council was supported by Jai Jagannath Charan Samiti in the FIR as well.
It was the case of science versus belief, which made this issue snowball into a full fledged controversy. As religious gurus plunged into the controversy to condemn the act of the ‘Rationalists’, it also irked the believers in Hindu tradition and custom.
On solar eclipse day, rationalists in Bhubaneswar embarked on a very public Biryani feast, and consequently, the social media discourse quickly devolved into an abuse fest.
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For India, another solar eclipse will happen only after another 10 years, in 2032, so, people must make it a point to watch this celestial spectacle indirectly and safely, cautioned the AGCA head.
A partial solar eclipse with 41 per cent visibility will be witnessed on Tuesday. In Jaipur, it is visible from 4.30 to 5.29 p.m.
This being the last eclipse of the year, there is a lot of enthusiasm among the sky watchers. However, scientists have advised them to avoid watching the event with naked eyes.
For the last solar eclipse of the year, the Chhatisa Nijog has fixed a special time table for the rituals at Puri Jagannath temple. The eclipse which is a partial one will be taking place in the wee hours of Tuesday. The eclipse will take place at 4:56:52 pm and the Sarva Moksha will occur at 6:26:52 pm. Cooking, food intake and rituals of deities are prohibited from 4.57 am.
The eclipse will take place at 4:56:52 pm and the Sarva Moksha will occur at 6:26:52 pm. Cooking, food intake and rituals of deities are prohibited from 4.57 am.
The timetable of rituals to be performed at Srimandir in Puri has also been chalked out keeping the eclipse in view.
Skygazers can witness a rare partial solar eclipse on October 25, a day after Diwali. People in several countries including India will get view of the celestial event.
Diwali, the festival of lights will witness an eclipse. A partial solar eclipse will be visible momentarily on October 25.This was revealed by director of Institute of Astronomy Space and Earth Science-Kolkata, Debiprosad Duari.
As per the new time table, Dwara Phita ritual will be held at 12 am whereas Sakala Dhupa ritual will be held between 2am and 3am.
The high-resolution images captured by the SDO, will help scientists better understand the telescope.
The first solar eclipse of 2021 was witnessed on June 10 and the upcoming solar eclipse will be total. The upcoming solar eclipse will be seen in Antarctica, South Africa, South America and Australia.
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Puri: As Odisha will witness partial solar eclipse on Wednesday there will be no ritual in all temples in the state from Tuesday evening. Taking about the ritual schedule in Shri Jagannath temple here, the Temple administrator (Niti) Pradip Kumar Das said as per tradition, there would be no rituals in the temple 12 hours […]
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The annular solar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon and the earth come in a straight line and almost on the same plane. It is a partial eclipse when a ring of fire appears in the sky.
After the majestic super blood moon phenomenon, there's another celestial event an, annular solar eclipse ready to mesmerize the skygazers next week on June 10.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday announced that state government offices, revenue and magisterial courts will remain closed on December 26 in view of the solar eclipse. “All schools and colleges in the state will remain closed in view of the solar eclipse,” informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das. Notably, several parts […]
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Bhubaneswar: Scores of stargazers and astronomers fix their eyes on the sky as the last solar eclipse of this year began at 8:29 AM in India. Though the celestial phenomenon is hard to resist, the experts have barred people to see the eclipse with naked eyes. Watch below, moments of the spectacular ‘Ring of Fire’ […]
Jaipur: The vision of 15 youngsters, aged 10-20 years, were affected due to watching the December 26 solar eclipse with naked eyes, said Kamlesh Khilnani, head of the ophthalmology department at SMS Hospital, here. They were being treated at the hospital OPD, he said and added, their normal vision was unlikely to be restored. “Watching […]
New Delhi: The Ministry of Earth Sciences on Tuesday said that an annular solar eclipse will occur on June 21 and the celestial event will be visible in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttarakhand. A solar eclipse occurs on a new moon day when it comes in between the earth and the sun and all the three […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha is all set to witness the annular solar eclipse on June 21. This will be a unique cosmic event with a ‘Ring of Fire’ that happens when the moon passes through the centre of the sun with its outer edges gleaming with the sunlight like an illuminated ring. Deputy Director of Pathani Samanta […]
New Delhi: India on Sunday witnessed annular solar eclipse or ‘surya grahan’ 2020, the third eclipse even for this year after first two lunar eclipses took place in January and June and the last annual solar eclipse of this decade. The solar eclipse started from around 9 a.m. across the Indian map as the Sun, […]
Washington: An astronomer has spotted a little tiny speck flying past the Sun which is a recently discovered rare comet, as the world witnessed the total solar eclipse this month. This comet was first spotted in satellite data by Thai amateur astronomer Worachate Boonplod on the NASA-funded Sungrazer Project, as Chile and Argentina witnessed the […]