A solar eclipse has great importance from a scientific, religious and astrological point of view. Talking from a scientific perspective, a solar eclipse is just an astronomical event. Whereas from a religious and astrological point of view, the solar eclipse has a special effect on a person's life. According to astrology, a solar eclipse is inauspicious. A solar eclipse is going to occur on Thursday 26 December. Let's know the scientific and mythological importance of eclipse.
Know from a scientific perspective how solar eclipse looks
According to science, the Earth revolves around the Sun, while the Moon revolves around the Earth. The Earth and the Moon revolve and come to a place at a time when the Sun, Earth and the Moon live in the same line. When the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth and covers the Sun, it is called Solar Eclipse.
Religious beliefs of an eclipse
According to mythological beliefs, when the sea churning was going on, a dispute started between the gods and the demons for drinking nectar, then Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini to resolve it. In the form of Mohini, all the gods and demons were fascinated by them, then Lord Vishnu seated the gods and demons separately. But then an Asura was suspected of this trick of Lord Vishnu. The demons sat in the line of the gods with deceit and started drinking nectar.
Moon and Sun sitting in the row of gods saw this demon doing so. He gave this information to Lord Vishnu, after which Lord Vishnu separated the demon's head from his Sudarshan Chakra. But that demon had taken the nectar to the neck, due to which he did not die and his head part is known as Rahu and the torso part is known as Ketu. For this reason, Rahu and Ketu consider Sun and Moon as their enemies. Hence Rahu Ketu grasps the Sun and the Moon. This condition is called eclipse.
Why is an eclipse called inauspicious
According to religious beliefs, at the time of an eclipse, our gods are in trouble and Rahu is putting his full emphasis in the universe, so seeing the eclipse has opposite effects.
In astrology, Rahu and Ketu are considered as shadow planets.
If Rahu and Ketu sit in a bad mood in someone's horoscope, then they have to face many troubles in life. Their strength can be gauged from the fact that even the sun and the moon cannot escape its effects.