Vastu Tips To Prepare Your Home For Lunar Eclipse
Between 5.17 pm and 8.42 pm, the earth will witness a total lunar eclipse on January 31. Lunar eclipse is an astronomical phenomenon when the earth comes between the moon and the sun. In such a scenario, the moon will be completely engulfed by the shadow of the earth. While millions of people will eagerly wait to watch this remarkable celestial sight, many Vastu experts warn of some doshas which will happen as a result of this eclipse. Let us look at how to rid our homes of these doshas with the help of Vastu, the ancient Indian science and art of architecture.
Protect the entrance
Place Geru (red ochre) stones or sprinkle some geru powder on the doors or windows near the house entrance. You can also draw a Swastik or any religious symbol with the powder outside the main door. This powder is made of Iron oxide and is believed to block all the harmful radiations of the eclipse from entering the house.
Secure the kitchen
The radioactive waves emanating during the eclipse can inflict the food we consume. Lock all the food grain or dry items in the Kitchen. Keep some Darba or Kusha grass or Tulsi leaves inside the cabinets where the edible items are stored or place them over the food containers. It is better to keep the kitchen closed and avoid cooking food during the eclipse.
Caution for pregnant women
Expecting mothers are advised to stay indoors as the harsh energies of the eclipsed moon can have some adverse effects on the unborn baby. They should not view the eclipse with naked eyes and should take ample rest during that time. Stay away from sharp objects.
*Light a diya in the Puja room. Perform meditations and chant mantra, say Vastu experts.
*Donating food and essential items is considered good.
*Take bath after the eclipse is over. Use alum for taking bath as its astringent properties help you purify.