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City watches Moon bite off the Sun!

IT?S SCIENCE that prevailed over superstition vis a vis the total solar eclipse that was partially visible in the city on Wednesday evening. Contradicting fear that was getting generated over last three days regarding the eclipse, the city looked absolutely normal during the time of eclipse. So much so that the arterial road witnessed traffic chaos during the hours as usual. And above all there was a massive gathering at the Regional Science Centre, Aliganj .
None | By HT Live Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2006 12:28 AM IST

Fears fail to stop life at 4:41 pm

IT’S SCIENCE that prevailed over superstition vis a vis the total solar eclipse that was partially visible in the city on Wednesday evening. Contradicting fear that was getting generated over last three days regarding the eclipse, the city looked absolutely normal during the time of eclipse. So much so that the arterial road witnessed traffic chaos during the hours as usual.

And above all there was a massive gathering at the Regional Science Centre, Aliganj and Vigyan Bhawan, Surajkund for ‘safe’ viewing of the eclipse.

Contrary to belief that one should not eat certain hours before and during the eclipse too looked inexistent. Eateries had normal crowd hours before as well as during the eclipse time.

However, people going by science caution avoided looking overhead during the eclipse time while they were outdoors.

Kudiya Ghat where few days ago people had sessions of gathering energy from Sun, had some solar eclipse rituals. RP Sharma, came from Rajajipuram and had a bath in the river and offered ‘Jal’ to his ‘pitras’(ancestors). A couple of other people to performed the bath and offering ‘Jal’ rituals at the ghat. However, these people who observed the rituals at the ghat said that they stuck to the ritual of ‘not having food 12 hours before the eclipse and during the eclipse’.

There were reports that few other places in Gomti like near Hanuman Setu people had the rituals.

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