Significance and Benefits of Brahma Muhurta•
Posted on November 18 2021
Brahma Muhurta refers to the final quarter of the night just before sunrise. This muhurta is the 14th muhurta kala in the night. The Brahma Muhurta starts a little over an hour and a half before sunrise and ends a little more than three-quarters of an hour after sunrise. In other words, the exact timing of Brahma Muhurta every day depends on the sunrise of that day.
The word Brahma means holy or sacred and also refers to Lord Brahma, the Creator among the Trinity. Thus, Brahma Muhurta represents the creator’s hour, sacred time, or time of Brahma. There are various benefits of getting up early in the Brahma Muhurta hours as given below.
- Enhances your immunity system
- Increases your energy levels
- Improves the absorption of vitamins and minerals
- Alleviates cramps, soreness, and pain
- Improves your concentration level and memory
- Helps to gain knowledge and wisdom
- Enhances your mental health
- Improves your working efficiency
- Slows down the aging process
When you practice waking up during the Brahma Muhurta timing, your mind tends to experience a different reverberation. You also find that you will be to start your day with more positivity. Here we mention a few things that you must definitely consider doing in Brahma Muhurta.
Indulge in Meditation and Yoga
Brahma Muhurta is the best time to do meditation. This will help you do a self-introspection. Your awareness level is at its peak during the Brahma Muhurta hours. Hence, when you meditate at this time, you attain both eternal happiness and supreme knowledge. Moreover, the mind is calm and you can meditate without any distraction. Your mind will also be filled with good thoughts. Brahma Muhurta is also considered to be the best time to practice yoga.
Gain Spiritual Knowledge
Brahma Muhurta is the most feasible time to gain spiritual knowledge. The mind is capable of absorbing knowledge better at this time compared to any other time of the day. You can go through ancient scriptures or any religious text of your choice. According to the legendary Dharmashastra, reading a religious text or scripture during the Brahma Muhurta can help you find relief from mental problems.
Remember Elders and God
The Brahma Muhurta timing is the best time for us to remember God, our parents, teacher, and the most important people in our life. Very often, in our fast-paced life, we tend to forget the supreme power and other important people in our lives. Brahma Muhurta is the best time to bow down and pay our obeisance to them. Brahma Muhurta helps us keep in mind that God is in control over our actions and that there is nothing we can do without His knowledge.
Do a Self-Introspection
The calm early morning hours are the best time to do a self-introspection. You will be able to recall your actions of the previous day and how much you allowed negative emotions to take control over you with a clear state of mind. Doing this daily will help you cut down on your negative thoughts and actions.
Increase Your Productivity
The mind is fresh and active during the Brahma Muhurta. Hence, this is the ideal time for you to plan essential aspects ahead in your life. This can be as simple as deciding what you should do in the remaining part of the day or your finances.
While it is essential that you do many things during the Brahma Muhurta, it is equally important to refrain from doing a couple of things during this time. First, you must avoid eating during this period as it can pave way for illness. Second, you should not indulge in any stressful activity involving a lot of mental work as it can lessen your lifespan.
It is also recommended that only people with good health wake up during Brahma Muhurta. Hence, it is not advisable for children, pregnant women, people with mental and physical illnesses, aged people who are not used to waking up early, and people whose last meal has not yet been digested.
There are several Brahma Muhurta mantras that you should consider chanting for all-round protection. Some of these mantras are Karaagre Vasate Lakshmi, Karamadhyae Saraswati, and Karamoole Tu Govinda. These mantras are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati, and Lord Krishna respectively. You must chant all of them for maximum benefit. After saying the mantras, it is recommended that you sit silently with an empty mind for a while before you go about your daily chores.
Written by Deepthi K