New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: Today, is the last and the final lunar eclipse of the year 2020 i.e, November 30, 2020. This lunar eclipse will be eclipsed (Upachhaya). This is  the fourth lunar eclipse of the year. Earlier in the year 2020, a lunar eclipse was seen on January 10, June 5 and July 5. This time, this lunar eclipse is considered very special. On this day, Kartik Purnima is falling and the 551st birthday of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji is also marking its place.

There are several myths do rounds in lives related to the dos and don'ts during the eclipse. As per the Hindu religion, during Sutak kaal, people should abstain from consuming all types of food items. However, these restrictions rules are relaxed for children, sick and old people. Read on to know what are these myths and what dos and don'ts we all must follow.

Myths, dos and don'ts

1. Can you see the lunar eclipse with direct eyes? Yes, you can see a lunar eclipse with normal/open eyes. However, if you want a good experience, you can also see a lunar eclipse with a telescope.

2. Also, eating food during a lunar eclipse or solar eclipse is also prohibited. Even today, people believe in these things. However, scientists believe that eating food during the eclipse is not a problem. In such a situation, people do not need to keep fast.

3. After the eclipse is over, there is also a tradition to bathe and donate alms.

4. In India, auspicious activities related to worship during lunar or solar eclipse are not done. It is believed that worshiping or doing any auspicious work during this period is inauspicious. However, during eclipse one can chant mantras if one wishes.

5. During the eclipse, a misty shadow is seen on the moon. Due to which, people do not walk out of their houses. They believe that it can be dangerous to go out in zero light.

Posted By: Srishti Goel