Lunar eclipse: Foreigners offer prayers in Haridwar

In an unusual site, a group of foreign tourists have offered prayers as per Hindu beliefs in Haridwar on the lunar eclipse.

The foreigners participated in the prayers organized to bring peace in their lives and to protect themselves from any conflicts or problems on January 31.

Astrologist Dr Prateek Mishrapuri helped the foreigners to conduct prayers at Haridwar.

He said, "For Indians, the event of the lunar eclipse is equivalent to a festival. There are certain powerful moon rays that hit the surface of the earth that impacts the creatures in both positive and negative ways. Thus, it becomes important to follow certain rituals."

A British native, who prayed in Haridwar, said that even though the foreign nations are developing at a rapid speed but that has led to a lack of peace and happiness in the minds of his countrymen.

In spite of this, they are getting attracted to the age-old Indian traditions, which are a prove that Indian traditions are at par excellence.

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