- Must have a bath 15 minutes before Grahana. (this bath gives the punya of bathing in ganga in kailasa)
- Before having bath we must say Sankalpa.(specifying your location)
Procedure of Sankalpa:
Shweta varaaha kalpa
Bharatadesa, Bharatavarsha, Bharatakhanda
Meroh dakshina dikbhagae
Samastha brahmana devata hari hara guru charana sannihi
- After having bath, we must offer food to a scholar or to a poor person.
- Offer gold to a scholar or to a poor person.(offering 1 gram of gold gives the punya of offering 1000 grams of gold during grahana. Once Sri Krishna also offered gold at Prabhasa Kshetra-Gujarat)
- Offer a Cow.
- After Grahana, making a pradakshina around parents gives the punya of pradikshina around the Earth.
- Must be kept Darbha/Kusha grass at home.
- Clean your home.
- Clean the idols of God.
Following these rules yield good results and help us to become rich, healthy, fortunate and might even reach heaven.