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Brahma Muhurta – The time period of Brahma Muhurtam

Brahma Muhurta is time considered ideal for meditation, yoga and prayers. Brahma Muhurta time is from early morning – 120 minutes before sunrise. The popular belief is that this period is the most auspicious period for doing prayers etc as the atmosphere is calm and there is purity of mind, thought and action.

There is a legend that Goddess Saraswati wakes up during this period and blesses the devotees. The period is considered ideal for learning.

It must be noted that there is a difference between Brahmamuhurta and Brahmamayam. Brahmamayam begins at around 3:00 AM in the morning.

By the Hindu system of time reckoning, a day is divided into sixty ghatikas from one sunrise to next, and each ghatika equals twenty four minutes.

Brahma Muhurta begins at fifty five ghatikas, i.e. two hours before sunrise.

If sunrise is at 6:00 AM, then from 4:00 AM to 6:00 AM is Brahma Muhurta.

It is also known as Pancha Pancha Usthkala (fifty five ghatikas before dawn).

This is the most appropriate and favorable time for spiritual and intellectual attainment.

In Hinduism, Brahma Muhurta is the time prescribed for rising from bed and performing worship after morning ablutions.