Surygrahan or Solar Eclipse in Hinduism
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There are numerous recording of Surya Grahan, or Solar Eclipse, in Hindu scriptures. The most famous being the Suryagrahan during the famous Mahabharata war. Usually, Hindus do not perform any work during Surya Grahan and they purify themselves by taking a bath and chant mantras. A complete fast is undertaken by many Hindus during the period. In Hindu religion, taking a holy dip at sacred rivers and tirths on the Surya Grahan day is considered highly auspicious.
The next Surya Grahan is on January 26, 2009 from from 10:26 hrs to 16:30 hrs (Indian Standard Time).
Ancient sages and texts like Brahman Siddhanta restrict viewing the eclipse – one should look at an eclipse through a cloth or a reflection of it. A pregnant woman should never look directly at an eclipse.
Some cool hindu images:
Burning Through the Clouds – Angkor Wat in the Morning
Image by Stuck in Customs
Morning at Angkor Wat was a very cool experience. It was very muggy — the kind of muggy that makes you just give up and give in to being covered in sweat. I wasn’t going to any dinner parties, so I figured it was okay. Moving around the complex to get photos from many perspectives was a lot of fun… this place was a treat to compose.
In vaguely related news, a friend of mine in Shanghai just opened a new spa and used my images throughout. The one that is linked here at "Spa City 5.5" is another from this area of Cambodia. It’s not the highest quality photo of a high quality photo, but you kinda get the gist… If you want to see the original of that photo of the Angkor Wat Temple, just clicky click there!
from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com
Image by Kenny Teo (zoompict)
Bali Tanah lot Sunset : 海神廟:Feature’s by The World’s Best Photos n flickriver most interesting pool
instant view large sunset .
Bali, famouse tourist spot-. Pura Tanah Lot (Tanah Lot Temple) is Hindu Temple.
Located about 20 km from Denpasar, the temple sits on a huge offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide.
Tanah Lot means "Land in the Middle of the Sea" (in Balinese language) is a famous rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali.
a frantic 15 min rush to reach actual ground,feel the scene of this all time favourite sunset for photographers. didn’t know where is the best spot, set tripod n shoot, shot a couple but the sun is setting real fast, is true like what many had said, desperate sun chaser…lol!
every single moment count. as i do not had a good wide angle lens, so changing of adaptor,the timing, exposure n the main obsticle -”crowds”…etc
photo taken Canon EOS1000D, EF~~S18-55mm Lens with added 0.5x wide angle(VITACON)
Software-Ulead Photoimpact X3
4 multiple exposure +2 -0 -2. photomatix +manual blending.
still learning to master HDR. Hope ur guidiance could benefit my processing treatment, kindly drop ur comments . all are welcome!
Pls kindly consult my permisssion to use any of my photo.