A lunar eclipse occurs every year and it happens on the full moon day. It is said that it is inauspicious to see Gods and Goddesses on the day of the lunar eclipse. The doors of temples remain closed on this day, and no worship of any kind is done. Now today we are going to tell you the story of a lunar eclipse which is going to take place on July 5 this year.
During the Samudra Manthan, when there was a dispute with the Devas and the demons for Amrit Paan, Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini on the day of Mohini Ekadashi to resolve it. When Lord Vishnu seated the gods and asuras separately. But the Asuras deceitfully sat in the line of the gods and drank the nectar. Moon and Sun sitting in the line of Devas saw Rahu doing this. He gave this information to Lord Vishnu, after which Lord Vishnu severed Rahu's head from his Sudarshan Chakra. But Rahu was drinking nectar, due to which he did not die and his head part was known as Rahu and torso part was known as Ketu. For this reason, Rahu and Ketu consider the Sun and the Moon as their enemies. Hence a lunar eclipse occurs.
Apart from this, it is said in the story of Avanti Khand that Brahma Ji connected the head to the body of a snake, this body is called Rahu and his torso was joined to the head of the snake which is called Ketu. Not only this but according to mythology, Rahu became an enemy of both these gods.