Dear all, Would like to share a few words about the SOLAR ECLIPSE to come on 15.1.10. The main stars afflicted are:: KRITIKA, UTTARAPHALGUNI (UTTARA) UTTARASHADA (UTHIRADOM) POORVASHADA (POORADOM) SHARAVANA (THIRUVONAM) This is a very long annular solar eclipse and a unique eclipse - to happen on January 15, 2010. The next such a long duration solar eclipse will occur only on 23rd December 3043 AD In fact, if we take the total duration of the eclipse phenomenon, it is between 11:06 hours IST to 15:25 hours IST - a total of more than 4 hours!. We give below some points which are good to be followed during this period from good health point of view:: 1) Avoid eating solid foods after 7 a.m. IST (at least 4 hours before the eclipse duration). 2) Fast during the duration of the eclipse. Even you are advised not drink water. Do maximum meditation and prayers by sitting on a piece of cloth and facing east direction. 4) Any activity that requires intense focus of mind can be performed during eclipse and you will see the good results for yourself. 5) If possible take bath before and the end of the eclipse. 6) Those who do not have both the parents or one parent - you may think of that departed parent and pray for his/her blessings. 7) If it is feasible do donate food or clothes as charity to a few people after the eclipse. 8) VERY IMPORTANT - If any of your family members or relatives are pregnant -- please inform them to stay in the house during the eclipse period and close all the windows and doors. Safety measures to see that neither the Sun and sun rays must not fall on them -- since old texts say that these rays could afflict the child in the womb. Kindly share this message to all near and dear ones and friends.