Our ancestors had a certain set of rules to follow during grahan which was seen as mere superstitions! But many fail to realize the science behind these olden day practices.

Here are some beliefs regarding the consumption of water and food during eclipse:

And here's the reason why these were practiced during an eclipse:

During an eclipse, the wavelength and intensity of light radiations which are known for their natural disinfecting property reduce, causing an uncontrolled growth of micro-organisms in food products.

This makes the food products not suitable for consumption. Thus why turmeric and darba grass are mostly used during the eclipse for its antibacterial properties.

Failing to follow this might cause indigestion and serious health issues, and that's exactly why our elders came up with such rules to keep us safe and healthy.

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