Solar eclipse is considered as an astronomical event. It has its own importance in India. On 13thApril, 2021 “Nav Vikram Samwat 2078” is starting but in India no Solar Eclipse is recognised.
On 10th June 2021, the first ‘Kankanakriti’ (Annular) Solar Eclipse will take place but it will not be visible in India. We will see it in South America, Antarctica, Southwest Africa and the Pacific Ocean. The second ‘Khagraas’ (Total) solar eclipse will occur on December 4, 2021. It will be appeared in the South Indian Atlantic Ocean, South Africa and Australia. But in India, it will remail invisible and invalid.
Even the temples are kept closed during Solar Eclipse. In this, the heavy machinery is not used and the fire work is also not done. In Sutak it takes 12 hours before. The temples and houses are cleaned and sanctified after the Solar Eclipse.
In this Vikram Samvat in India, there will also be two Lunar Eclipses which will be visible and valid,their effect will not be seen in the whole India but in North East India. On 26thMay, 2021, the first Lunar Eclipse ‘Khagraas’ will be seen where the moon will be covered completely. On 19th November, 2021 the second Lunar Eclipse, ‘Khandagras’ will happen where the moon will be partially covered.
The eclipse events such as Solar or Lunar Eclipse occur at the time when the sun, moon and earth all three come in a straight line. When the moon is in the middle of the Sun and the Earth that means there will be Solar Eclipse and when the Earth arrives in the middle of the two then there will be Lunar Eclipse.