Mangaluru, Aug 7,2017: With the lunar eclipse today August 7, 2017, Monday; rituals at temples in Tulu Nadu will be be adjusted to suits peoples needs.
In accordance with the Vedic calendar, lunar eclipse will start at 10.55 PM today August 7, Monday and conclude at 01.55 AM post midnight. People have been exhorted to take evening meal by 07.30 PM as food and drinks restricted after 07.30 AM, as per Vedic traditions. Routine rituals at Kukke Subramanya temple will be held as usual during daytime on August 7. However, night pooja rituals will be held at 06.00 PM. The temple will remain closed after 06.30 PM and no meals served at night.
Udupi Sri Krishna Math authorities said afternoon lunch will conclude by 01.30 PM and no meals will be served in the temple in the evening today, Monday.
Late evening pooja rituals at Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple will be held at 03.00 PM afternoon. No meals will be served in the evening and Abhishekam has been arranged for the deity of the temple during lunar eclipse.
Meanwhile, at Sri Kshethra Dharmasthala no major changes were announced in the routine rituals of the temple. However, the temple will be closed after 08.00 PM and no visitors allowed.