WHAT IS BRAHMA MUHURTHAM


We usually be hearing to getup at Brahma Muhurtham and do Yoga and Meditation for enjoying the Day ahead with Peace and Fullfilment.  Any auspicious function done during Brahma Muhurtham will be successful.  But What is the Brahma Muhurtham ?

Muhūrta मुहूर्त) is a Hindu Unit of Measurement for time in the Hindu Calender , rather Vedic Calender . A Muhurta equals approximately 48 minutes or two Ghadiyas or Ghatikas.

It is stated in Manusmiti  that 18 nimeṣas (twinklings of the eye) are 1 Kāṣṭhā, 30 Kāṣṭhās are 1 Kāla, 30 Kālas are one Muhūrta, and 30(Muhūrtas) are one day and night.

Muhūrtam

The Muhūrtas are traditionally calculated by assuming Sunrise at 06:00 am on the Vernal Equinox, which is the Vedic New Year. Not all of the constellations cross the zenith, so that it is not in every case clear which constellation presides over the Muhūrta. Yet it is clear that one or more prominent features of the correlate constellations, from which the Muhūrtas draw their respective names, falls within the Celestial Longitude of the same, drawn from the Polar Axis.

No.

Correlate Time of Day

Muhūrta (मुहूर्त)

 

Quality, or Guṇa (गुण)

1

06:00 – 06:48 (sunrise)

Rudra (रुद्र)

 

Inauspicious

2

06:48 – 07:36

Āhi (आहि)

 

Inauspicious

3

07:36 – 08:24

Mitra (मित्र)

 

Auspicious

4

08:24 – 09:12

Pitṝ (पितॄ)

 

Inauspicious

5

09:12 – 10:00

Vasu (वसु)

 

Auspicious

6

10:00 – 10:48

Vārāha (वाराह)

 

Auspicious

7

10:48 – 11:36

Viśvedevā (विश्वेदेवा)

 

Auspicious

8

11:36 – 12:24

Vidhi (विधि)

 

Auspicious – except Mondays and Fridays

9

12:24 – 13:12

Sutamukhī (सतमुखी)

 

Auspicious

10

13:12 – 14:00

Puruhūta (पुरुहूत)

 

Inauspicious

11

14:00 – 14:48

Vāhinī (वाहिनी)

 

Inauspicious

12

14:48 – 15:36

Naktanakarā (नक्तनकरा)

 

Inauspicious

13

15:36 – 16:24

Varuṇa (वरुण)

 

Auspicious

14

16:24 – 17:12

Aryaman (अर्यमन्)

 

Auspicious – except Sundays

15

17:12 – 18:00

Bhaga (भग)

 

Inauspicious

16

18:00 – 18:48 (sunset)

Girīśa (गिरीश)

 

Inauspicious

17

18:48 – 19:36

Ajapāda (अजपाद)

 

Inauspicious

18

19:36 – 20:24

Ahir-Budhnya (अहिर्बुध्न्य)

 

Auspicious

19

20:24 – 21:12

Puṣya (पुष्य)

 

Auspicious

20

21:12 – 22:00

Aśvinī (अश्विनी)

 

Auspicious

21

22:00 – 22:48

Yama (यम)

 

Inauspicious

22

22:48 – 23:36

Agni (अग्नि)

 

Auspicious

23

23:36 – 24:24

Vidhātṛ विधातृ)

 

Auspicious

24

24:24 – 01:12

Kaṇḍa (क्ण्ड)

 

Auspicious

25

01:12 – 02:00

Aditi (अदिति)

 

Auspicious

26

02:00 – 02:48

Jīva/Amṛta (जीव/अमृत)

 

Very Auspicious

27

02:48 – 03:36

Viṣhṇu (विष्णु)

 

Auspicious

28

03:36 – 04:24

Dyumadgadyuti (द्युमद्गद्युति)

 

Auspicious

29

04:24 – 05:12

Brahma (ब्रह्म)

 

Very Auspicious[1]

30

05:12 – 06:00

Samudram (समुद्रम)

 

Auspicious

 

The Time given is Local Mean Time of the Place when the Sunrise and the Sunset are 6:00AM  and 6:00PM

If the Sun Rise and Sun Set differs the corrections may be made accordingly.

Significance

Traditionally, it is common practice amongst Hindus to start or avoid starting significant tasks like religious ceremonies, etc. on the basis of the quality of a particular Muhūrta. The Vedic Scriptures also generally recommend one or more Muhūrtas to perform rituals and practices. The most widely known example of this practice:

Brahma Muhurtham approximately one and a half hours before sunrise or more precisely is 1Hr 36 Mins. i.e. 96 Minutes = 2 Muhūrta or 4 Ghaṭīkā, is recommended in all practices of Yoga,  and  is traditionally considered most apt for Meditation.    However, it is clear from the associations of the names with specific constellations that the present Brahma-Muhūrta starts just before 6:00AM during the Vernal Equinox. At present, Jīva-Amṛta and Viṣhṇu comprise the two twilight muhūrtas prior to sunrise.

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