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.