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Friday, December 9, 2011

Lunar Eclipse Beliefs in the World

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Throughout history many of the social anxiety or fear of glory eclipses. Although each story is different, there are several common themes.
Muslims recognize that everything in the heavens and on earth is created and sustained by the Lord of the universe, Allah Almighty. Throughout the Qur'an, people are encouraged to look around them, observe and reflect on the beauties and wonders of the natural world - as signs of Allah's majesty.
One of them is some kind of monster is eating the sun or the moon. For example, Cherokee that a frog swallowing the moon. Inca people think this is a serpant or Puma. Chinese people believe that this is a dragon. On the Gold Coast locals believe that the cat will eat the moon, solar, she lost, it's the path to walk. In India, it is a demon called Rahu the immortal gods who stole food to eat now waiting for the moon or the sun, no matter which one the closest, as they witnessed their crimes, and told Vishnu.

Other common among these stories is that people trying to make noise scare monster. In fact, recently in the 19th century, the Chinese navy fired cannons is that, during the eclipse, an attempt to drive away the dragon.

Of course, some of the story is completely different. In the Nordic legend Mani, the moon god, was chased by wolves, lunar eclipse occurs when the wolves get close to Mani's charriot. Maybe this is not so different after all. Mani may be trying to eat the wolf. Rishi Yaska praised the ability to reflect sunlight seen from Earth (Nirukta 2.6), Gautama the Rishi, Rishi Rahugana son (Rigveda 1.84.15) reiterated the fact that, by the moon. In those days, called Raka full moon and the moon Sinivali (Sayana Bhasya, and Rigveda 2.33.8). Eclipse of reason is attributed to the demon, known as Svarbhanu, and dark against the sun. God can not tell when the sun (hidden, because it is dark), they invoked Rishi Atri prayers before he could recite four RIKS, must take four Rik mantra (Rigveda 5.40.5-6) ​​defeat the Dark at Atri 50 seconds, must have been told his disciples, his son, or about on the ground, a sudden darkness, in this case, there must be actual process lasted a few minutes - the typical time for the total solar eclipse. Ninth in the same sukta Rik, it clearly mentioned that only the students and descendants of Atri knew how to eliminate the sudden darkness comes the sun. This may explain, only these people know how to predict the duration of total eclipse.
But in fact  --Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba: On the day of Ibrahim's death, the sun eclipsed and the people said that the eclipse was due to the death of Ibrahim (the son of the Prophet). Allah's Apostle said, "The sun and the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah. They do not eclipse because of someone's death or life. So when you see them, invoke Allah and pray till the eclipse is clear."


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