Lunar Eclipse: Facts, Myths and Superstitions

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June 15, 2011 12:00
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A view of the holy Hindu city of Haridwar, which literally means 'The Gateway of Gods'. Photo - Mani Babbar

A view of Haridwar, India, during night time. Hindu worshippers gather along the banks of River Ganges to take a holy bath they say that purifies them from sins and keeps them away from the ill-effects of the eclipse. They also believe that during an eclipse all the water becomes as pure as the water of the holy River Ganges.

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