Solar eclipse: Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple to remain closed


Madurai: Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple in Madurai would remain closed from 11am-7pm on Tuesday, Oct 25, in view of the solar eclipse

Devotees will be allowed till 11 am & after 7 pm. This applies to all sub-temples of Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, informed the Temple authority.

Sri Sitaramachandra Swamy temple in Bhadrachalam will remain closed during the partial solar eclipse on October 25.

According to a press release, the portals of the temple will be closed at 10 a.m., soon after the Nitya Kalyanam and Sudarshana Homam. The temple doors will be opened at 7.15 p.m. the same day after the end of the Pakshika Surya Grahanam for Samprokshana, Shanti Homam, and other purification rituals.

Devotees will be allowed a darshan of the temple deity from the next day (October 26) as usual, in accordance with the daily schedule.

The last surya grahan of this year will take place in October on Diwali. After 27 years, the solar eclipse and the festival of Diwali are taking place on the same day on October 24 and 25. Diwali is celebrated on Kartik Amavasya and this time the tithi of the same is on two days. The Kartik Amavasya Tithi will start at 05.27 pm on October 24 and it will remain till 04.18 in the evening on October 25. While India will celebrate Diwali on October 24th, the next day is Govardhan Puja on October 25. This solar eclipse is a partial solar eclipse that will be visible mainly from parts of Europe, North-East Africa and West Asia.


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