It is believed that solar eclipses are inauspicious as the sun is not clearly seen and could lead to an increase in bacteria and germs. Hence, during the eclipse, many people avoid cooking or eating food, drinking water or going outdoors.
Some people believe in chanting or praying during this period to protect themselves from its harmful effects. After the eclipse, many people take a bath to purify themselves and change into fresh clothes.
On his website, spiritual guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev says that, “… there is a distinct change in the way cooked food is before and after the eclipse. What was nourishing food turns into poison. Cooked food will go through the phases of its deterioration much more rapidly in a subtle way than it does on a normal day.”
Here is what Sadhguru says about eating food during Solar Eclipse: