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365Telugu.com Online News, Hyderabad, November 7th, 2022: Sutakam is an inauspicious time that precedes an eclipse, so no auspicious deeds are done during that time. Not even managed. A solar eclipse consists of four pahars, where one pahar is equal to three hours, so sutakam starts 12 hours before the eclipse.

When an eclipse appears, the needle becomes more effective. The idols of the deities should not be touched during the eclipse period and the doors of the temples are closed at the beginning of Sutakam. So as to protect the deities from all the ill effects of all extreme planetary yogas occurring during eclipses. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple where the main deity is located is locked to prevent the negative energy from neutralizing the positive energy in the temples.

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After the eclipse, the temple is washed and cleaned and opened for devotees. A few rituals are performed before the temple is made available for darshan of the devotees. Even in Kuala Lumpur, Hindu temples close during the annual solar eclipse. Even in Malaysia, worship in temples is stopped during this eclipse, but only in one place the temples are open during the eclipse.