The Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan) occurring on 14th December 2020 would be an annular eclipse meaning that the Moon would not cover the Sun’s disk completely and therefore would create a partial block of the sunrays. It would begin at 07:04 PM (IST) and end at 12:23 AM (IST) on 15th December. All the principles and do’s & don'ts of Solar eclipse would be applicable during this eclipse.
The Sun would be placed in the Scorpio zodiac sign and it would be clustered with the Moon, Mercury and Rahu. There would be four planets in Scorpio thereby creating a very strong influence on human life on Earth. In fact, all the planets would be under the influence of Rahu-Ketu axis, making the influence of this eclipse grow manifold.
Government, authority and bureaucracy would feel the heat and there would be an environment of uncertainty and tension. Conjunction of four planets in Gemini could even cause earthquakes. Cross border tensions could cause the participating parties to take up arms and fire power.
It does not appear that this eclipse would be favourable for any zodiac sign, so it would be advisable to adhere to the norms of the eclipse and allow the day pass without incident.
The following are the major DO’s during the eclipse:
Stay indoors and avoid eating during the course of the eclipse. It is advisable to pluck Tulsi leaves and add them to the cooked food so that the negativity of the eclipse does not adversely affect the nourishment of the food.
Stay awake and chant the mantra/Stotra associated with the deity of your choice. Chanting Shri Maha Mrityunjaya Stotra, Shri Vishnu Stotra and Shri Vishnu Sahastranaam would be very rewarding.
Recitation of Suryashtakam, Shri Aditya Hridaya Stotra and Surya Beej mantra would also be very rewarding.
Take a bath at home or a dip in a holy river after the eclipse is over and wear fresh clothes.
Mantra and Yantra Siddhi should be attempted, as results are known to yield quickly at this time.
Pregnant women should stay awake and chant Santan Gopal Mantra or Vishnu Stotra.
The following are the major DON'Ts during the course of eclipse:
Avoid staring directly at the Sun.
Avoid cooking or being engaged in any other food related activity.
Avoid commencing any auspicious activity during the course of the eclipse.
Pregnant women should not engage in any kind of cutting or sewing activities.
Avoid smoking and all forms of intoxication.
Ill persons, pregnant women and children are free from the requirement of adhering to the norms of food, medicine, rest and water intake during the course of the eclipse. They can undertake these activities as per their need.
Post the eclipse, one should donate food items to needy people. The following items can be donated as per the different zodiac Moon signs.
You can donate wheat and jaggery to the needy. Recite Shri Hanuman Chalisa at least three times.
You can donate milk, rice, sugar and curd. Recite Shri Dhanda Stotra and Shri Suktam.
You can donate green leafy vegetables and green moong dal. Recite Shri Vishnu Sahastranaam.
You can donate milk, sugar, desi ghee, curd and silver. Recite Shri Shiv Daridya Dahan Stotra.
You can donate copper utensils, pomegranate, apples and atta. Recite Navgreh Stotra and Shri Aaditya Hriday Stotra.
You can donate the same items as Gemini such as green leafy vegetables and also pista. Recite Shri Vishnu Sahastranaam and/or Ganpati Atharva Sheersha.
You can donate milk, desi ghee, rice and sugar. Recite Shri Kanak Dhara Stotra.
You can donate red masoor dal, apple and red cloth. Recite Sankat Mochak Hanumanashtak.
You can donate desi ghee, yellow coloured sweets like motichoor laddu and besan ladoo, chana daal, mango etc. Recite Shri Suktam and chant Shri Vishnu Ashtakshar mantra (Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya).
You can donate mustard oil, yellow sarson, kala til and black urad dal. Recite Dashrath Krit Shri Shani Stotra.
You can donate mustard oil, fuel wood, black urad dal. Recite Dashrath Krit Shri Shani Stotra.
You can donate panchang and fresh clothes to a Brahmin, chana daal, kesar and bananas. Recite Shri Suktam.
Best of Luck