Spiritual Sadhana on the coming Lunar Eclipse Day – Feb 20/21 , 2008

Dear All,

Hari Om !

This year in February, we already had one Annual Solar Eclipse on Feb 07, 2008 approximately lasting for an hour. Another Eclipse, Total Lunar Eclipse is going to occur on Feb 20, 2008 in US and Feb 21, 2008 in India.

Eclipse is an auspicious time for spiritual seekers. It is not just auspicious, but it is exceedingly rewarding. Gurudev Swami Sivananda ji Maharaj has specified in his “Japa Yoga” book, that few malas of Japa done during Eclipse time with concentration, devotion and faith (or any sadhana for that matter), will be more than hundred times powerful. For Spiritual upliftment, overcoming the inner enemies of various negative tendencies that are obstructing our progress, this is God-given opportunity for us to appease Him more. If He is appeased, then the whole word is !!

If One Eclipse is not used, we have missed one golden opportunity in our spiritual life. Let us keep this in mind, and with all renewed enthusiasm plunge into whatever sadhana we are doing with more vigor on this eclipse day.

Few Points:
1. In Central Standard Time, Eclipse begins at 7:43 pm and ends at 11:09 pm on Feb 20, 2008. Refer to the map here:

2. For all other times in USA, refer to here:

Generally, it is not that the effect of sadhana during eclipse is possible only when it is visible to us. I don’t have any arguments to say no, but I personally think that we should look ourselves as tiny points and this earth as a small ball. Then there is no question of being visible or not. We will Definitely be influenced by the Eclipse even if it is not visible to us.

Yours, In Service of the Lord, and Gurudev,
Aparna Hari

4 thoughts on “Spiritual Sadhana on the coming Lunar Eclipse Day – Feb 20/21 , 2008”

  1. Hari Om,

    Thank you for blogging about this. I hope a lot of people take advantage of this opportunity.
    You have been a very effective instrument of Swami Sivananda spreading his message of Sanathana Dharma. I have personally found several gold mines in your blog posts. Keep up the good work.

    Sai Ram,

  2. Dear Dhriti ji,

    Hari Om ! Jai Sri Rama !

    Thank you for your wonderful comment. We are just mere instruments of the Lord and Gurudev.

    We wish all good wishes and God’s grace in your Sadhana.

    Jai Sri Rama !
    -Aparna Hari

  3. Namaskar !

    It was good to learn about the positive effect of eclipse. till today all the time i was worried about its bad effect. Can you kindly comment something more regarding the care to be taken and benifical mantras to chant for pregnant woman during this time.

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