The eclipse time is called as ‘ Punya Kala’ ( most sacred time)

What to do (As per our ancient scriptures)

It is suggested to take bath ( Punya Snaana) at the beginning of this eclipse
Snaana (Bath) is must for all, after the end of this Chandra GrahaNa.
Fasting is insisted by our scriptures for ‘this eclipse’ from previous night.
Fasting has to be continued until THE END of eclipse followed by Bath, Cooking, Pooja and Naivedya.
Any ‘daana’ or ‘Punya – Karma’ ‘Samkalpa’ done with full faith in this period yields immense ‘Phala’
‘Eclipse time’ is considered as most ‘fruitful’ time for any Japa, Parayana and Tarpana.
We have to wash the clothes, etc touched/used through the ellipse. (wash- at the end of this eclipse but before the Snaana )

( Pitru Paksha – Mahalaya Shradha of this year, ends by Tryashodashi Thursday, Oct 12th due to this ecliplse )

What Not to do
Do not keep any food (except milk / yogurt) through the ellipse.
We may keep Kusha/Dharbha or Tila on ghee, milk etc. To keep the purity.
Do not sleep, eat, drink, and use restrooms during the eclipse. (Excluding babies, very sick…..)

GrahaNa Dosha (astrological effect of the eclipse)
This eclipse will take place in ‘Chithra Nakshatra’ – ‘Tula  Rashi’
It will also affect following Rashi-s : Vruschika, Meena, Vrushabha and Kanya.

 Dosha Parihaara (Remedies) (During or after (any day) the Grahana)
Chanting Vishnu Sahasra Nama , Rudra and Vayustuti
Chanting the Prayers on Narasimha, Shiva, Ganesha and Navagraha
Daana – Anna Daana
Rudraabhisheka , Navagraha / Mrutyunjaya Homa
Shiva Panchakshari / Narasimha Mantra Japa