21 Days

A solar eclipse is considered a bad omen in many cultures, even today. In Hinduism, Rahu was a demon that was beheaded. His head became the planet Rahu, who is enemies with the sun. When he swallows the sun we see an eclipse, but the sun emerges from his neck because he has no body, and so the eclipse passes. Rahu always seems to be near the moon, but is otherwise an invisible planet.mohini_rahu

Never look at the sun directly or you will permanently damage your eyes.

This link explains how to make your very own pinhole projector for viewing the solar eclipse.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

One thought on “21 Days”

  1. Very true statement made by older generation. As per Hinduism, Rahu was a demon who is enemity with the sun. When he swallow Sun this eclipse take place. During this no foods served and if eaten is very harmful. True.

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