Why are the temples closed during the eclipse
According to religious and mythological beliefs, the doors of temples are closed as soon as the Sutak period begins during the eclipse. It is believed that the effect of eclipse is negative. In such a situation, temples are considered to be the holiest place, so the doors of temples are closed to protect the temple from negativities. The idol of God is not touched at the time of eclipse. The doors of temples are closed only after the Sutak period. According to mythological beliefs, this is done so that the Gods and Goddesses can be protected from the evil influences at the time of eclipse.
What happens during the eclipse in temples
During the eclipse period, after the closing of the doors of the temples, basil leaves are placed on the idols of the gods. According to the beliefs, negative energy can be avoided during the eclipse from the basil leaf. At the time of eclipse, the doors of God are closed to protect the nature of the temple like nature due to negative energy and bad elements in the atmosphere. Gayatri Mantra is recited in temples during the eclipse, so that positive energy can be transmitted to the surrounding environment.
Special worship takes place after eclipse
After the eclipse is over, the entire temple complex and the house of God are cleaned. Special pujas are performed after cleaning the temple. After the eclipse, donation has special significance. It is said that after the eclipse, after giving place, all the bad effects are eliminated by giving donations.