Religious studies’ Deepak Sarma discusses myths related to eclipses

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ideastreamDeepak Sarma, professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the College of Arts and Sciences, discussed myths surrounding eclipses, including the story of Rahu, a Hindu celestial deity who ate the sun in a fit of rage. With no body, Sarma said Rahu had to spit out the eclipse, making the world bright again.