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  • Reference 04: Shukdev says: "O Parikshit, Lord Krishna was passing his time with pleasure in Dwarka. A Total Solar Eclipse happened to fall during that period. People from all over India thronged in Kurukshetra to take a dip in sacred Ganges on that great occasion. All the Yaduvanshi too arrived there. When Vrajvasis (inhabitants of Vraj) learned about Krishna and Balarama's arrival in Kurukshetra, they too assembled there.

  • Reference 05: In the Vidyeshwar Samhita of Shiva Purana, describing about the importance of place and time for worship of Shiva says: "Worshiping Shiva at a pure place in a house gives appropriate fruits, while worship done in a cowshed gives virtue, which are ten-times more than the former one. Worshiping Shiva at the banks of a river gives, ten times more virtues than the second one. Worship of Shiva done either in temple, under the basil plant etc. or at the banks of Sapt Ganga, gives ten times more virtue than the third one. If Shiva is worshiped at the seashore than the fourth one, while worshiping Shiva on the peak of a mountain, gives ten times more virtue than the fifth one. But worship done with a fully concentrates mind, gives the best fruits.

    During the Satya Yuga, performance of Yagya and donations gave complete results. During the Treta Yuga it gave half, while in the present Kali Yuga it gives one-fourth results. Virtuosity performed with a pure heart does not go in vain. The other auspicious days in order of their increasing importance are 'Surya-Sankranti', Tula Sankranti and Mesh-Sankranti, Solar and Lunar Eclipses respectively.

  • Reference 06: The Eighth Day and the Fourteenth Day of both the fortnights of each Hindu month are considered to be the most auspicious for the worship of Lord Shiva. Similarly the solstice day (Sankranti), when the Sun is positioned North of the Equator and Eclipse Day are considered to be very auspicious.

  • Reference 07: Describing the auspicious time for performing the rituals of Shradha, Markandeya told Gurumukh: "A person desirous of performing the rituals of 'Kamya Shradha' can do so on any of the following days-

    a) at the commencement of Uttarayan or Dakshainayan.
    b) at the time when Vyatipat yoga takes place.
    c) at the time when Vishu yoga occurs.
    d) during both Solar and Lunar Eclipses.
    e) if troubled by the evil influences of a constellation or a planet.
    f) if troubled by nightmares.
    g) at the time when the Sun changes its position from one zodiac to another.

  • Reference 08: There was a demon named Rahu. He adopted the form of a God and managed to get a little bit of the Amrita. But Surya and Chandra spotted the deception and pointed it out to Vishnu. Vishnu promptly severed Rahu’s head with his Chakra. The Amrita never percolated down beyond Rahu’s throat. But the demon’s head had had its share of the Amrita and became immortal. Rahu never forgave Surya and Chandra for telling on him. Rahu’s head tries to swallow up the sun and the moon, given a chance. You can see this happening at the time of the Solar and Lunar Eclipses. This was the story of Vishnu’s turtle incarnation.