Yantra Care During Eclipses
Eclipses are powerful times energetically and therefore, special processes are put in place for Yantra during this time. Below you will find a guide on how to take care of Yantra during eclipses.
- During full and partial solar and lunar eclipses, the entire Linga Bhairavi, Avignha or Sannidhi Yantra should either be covered in neem leaves or a turmeric-dyed cloth (soak a clean white cotton cloth in water mixed with turmeric powder and ensure it is fully dry before placing it on the yantra).
- Do not do your daily process during the eclipse. It can be done before or after.
- If you are traveling at the time of an eclipse, you can cover the yantra with a turmeric cloth before leaving, in place of the white cloth.
- Afterwards you can bury or burn the leaves or cloth.
- If you wish to, you can keep the turmeric cloth and reuse it for future eclipses. Do not use it for other purposes in between.
- The following consecrated items can be covered optionally, if you wish, but it is not necessary:
- Linga Bhairavi Gudi
- Nanmai Uruvam
- Mahima Yantra
- Consecrated Adi Yogi Statues (unconsecrated statues need not be covered)
- In addition to neem or turmeric cloth, vilvam leaves are another option for covering any of the above items except for Devi yantras or Gudis.
- If you wish to, is beneficial to chant the Yoga, Yoga, Yogeshwaraya chant during the eclipse.