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Solar Eclipse 2022: Temples across the country including Kedarnath-Badrinath dham doors closed today

On the next day of Deepawali i.e. today due to solar eclipse, all the temples across the country have been closed. Actually the eclipse is visible in India. Therefore, the Sutak of the eclipse has already been taken 12 hours before, due to which the Sutak has started in front of the temples.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

NEW DELHI: During the solar eclipse in Uttarakhand on October 25, all small and big temples including Chardham Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham will remain closed. Culture Minister Satpal Maharaj gave this information.

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According to the Culture Minister, Sutak will start 12 hours before the solar eclipse on October 25. Therefore, the temples in Chardham will be closed just before the eclipse at 4:26 am. On this day there will be an eclipse period till 5.32 pm.

All temples will remain closed during this time. He told that after the end of the eclipse, the work of cleanliness in the temples and in the evening Abhishek and bed worship and aarti will be completed. During this time devotees will not be allowed to have darshan.

Many important temples in Telangana remain closed on Tuesday due to the solar eclipse, a senior official of the Endowments Department said. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Yadagirigutta, Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy temple in Vemulawada, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in Dharmapuri and Sri Gnana Saraswathi Devi temple in Basar are among those remain closed, official sources said.

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple was closed in the morning due to the eclipse and will be opened tomorrow (Wednesday) morning after performing Samprokshana and other rituals, a temple official said.

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Solar Eclipse 2022: When and where to watch
As per the Ministry of Earth Science, a partial eclipse of the Sun will occur on Tuesday. In India, the eclipse will begin before sunset in the afternoon and will be seen from most places. In southern and central India, the eclipse will be observed just before sunset with Nagpur experiencing the eclipse from 4:49 PM to 5:42 PM.

In Bengaluru, the eclipse will begin at 5:12 PM, reaching its maximum at 5:49 PM and ending at 5:55 PM. In Chennai, the eclipse would be visible from 5:14 PM to 5:44 PM, astrophysicist Debi Prasad Duari had earlier said.

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