Why is Brahma Muhurta special? Know its mythological and practical importance!

The last prahar of the night is called Brahma Muhurta. Our sages have given special importance to this Muhurta.

The last prahar of the night is called Brahma Muhurta. Our sages have given special importance to this Muhurta. According to them, this time is the best for giving up sleep. Waking up in Brahma Muhurta gives beauty, strength, knowledge, intelligence, and health. One should wake up in Brahma Muhurta, char ghadi (about one and a half hours) before sunrise. Sleeping at this time is prohibited by the scriptures.

Brahma means the supreme element of God. Muhurta means favorable time. The last prahar of the night, that is, the time from 4 to 5.30 in the morning, is called Brahma Muhurta.

“ब्रह्ममुहूर्ते या निद्रा सा पुण्यक्षयकारिणी”।
(Sleep during Brahma Muhurta destroys virtue.)

In Sikhism, this time has a very beautiful name – “Amrut Vela”, which proves the importance of this time itself. This importance of devotion to God is proved by itself. This is the best time for devotion to God. By waking up at this time, a person gets beauty, wealth, intelligence, health, etc. His mind is calm and body is pure.

Waking up in Brahma Muhurta is very beneficial for our life. This makes our body healthy and we remain energetic throughout the day. This is such a formula for staying healthy and being successful that it does not cost anything. Only laziness needs to be left.

Mythological importance of Brahma Muhurta
According to Valmiki Ramayana, while searching for Mother Sita, Sri Hanuman reached Ashok Vatika in Brahma Muhurta. Where he heard the voice of the experts of Vedas and Yagya chanting mantras.

It is also mentioned in the scriptures:
वर्णं कीर्तिं मतिं लक्ष्मीं स्वास्थ्यमायुश्च विदन्ति।
ब्राह्मे मुहूर्ते संजाग्रच्छि वा पंकज यथा॥
Meaning: That is, by waking up in Brahma Muhurta, a person gets beauty, wealth, intelligence, health, age etc. By doing this, the body becomes beautiful like a lotus.

Brahma Muhurta and Nature
Brahma Muhurta and nature have a deep relationship. Animals and birds wake up during this time. Their sweet chirping starts. Lotus flowers also bloom. Roosters start crowing. In a way, nature also becomes conscious during Brahma Muhurta. This is a symbol of waking up. Nature gives us the message to wake up during Brahma Muhurta.

Success and prosperity
According to Ayurveda, waking up and walking during Brahma Muhurta infuses life-giving energy into the body. This is the reason why the air flowing at this time is called Amrit-like. Apart from this, this time is also said to be the best for studying because after resting at night, when we wake up in the morning, the body and mind also remain energetic and fresh. The doors of major temples are also opened in Brahma Muhurta and the adornment and worship of God is also done in Brahma Muhurta.

If you start waking up every day in this auspicious hour after knowing the religious, mythological and practical aspects and benefits of Brahma Muhurta, then you will get better results.

A person who wakes up in Brahma Muhurta is successful, happy, and prosperous, why?

Because waking up early gives you enough time to make plans and tasks for the whole day. Therefore, not only does life become successful. Every person who is physically and mentally healthy can be happy and prosperous. Because he progresses in the work he does. The student is successful in the exam. The boss is happy with the person doing the job. The businessman can earn well. The income of a sick person is affected, on the contrary, the expenses start increasing. Success kisses the feet of only those who make good use of time and stay healthy. Therefore, if you want to stay healthy and successful, wake up in Brahma Muhurta.

The importance of waking up in Brahma Muhurta and its benefits have also been mentioned in the Vedas.

प्रातारत्नं प्रातरिष्वा दधाति तं चिकित्वा प्रतिगृह्यनिधत्तो।
तेन प्रजां वर्धयमान आयू रायस्पोषेण सचेत सुवीर:॥ – ऋग्वेद-1/125/1
Meaning: A person who wakes up before sunrise in the morning has good health. That is why intelligent people do not waste this time. A person who wakes up early in the morning is healthy, happy, strong, and long-lived.

यद्य सूर उदितोऽनागा मित्रोऽर्यमा। सुवाति सविता भग:॥ – सामवेद-35
Meaning- A person should defecate and take a bath in the morning before sunrise. After this, one should worship God. The pure and clean air of this time increases health and wealth.

उद्यन्त्सूर्यं इव सुप्तानां द्विषतां वर्च आददे।
अथर्ववेद- 7/16/२
Meaning- Those who do not wake up even after sunrise, their radiance ends.

Practical importance of Brahma Muhurta
Practically, Brahma Muhurta is the best time to get good health, freshness and energy. Because after a night’s sleep, the mind remains calm and stable after the physical and mental fatigue of the previous day goes away. The environment and air are also clean. In such a situation, worship of God, meditation, yoga, and worship strengthen the body, mind, and intellect.

Body’s daily routine is based on the biological clock
3 to 5 in the morning: At this time, life force is especially in the lungs. Drink some lukewarm water take a walk in the open air and do pranayam. Deep breathing at this time develops the efficiency of the lungs. The body becomes healthy and energetic due to the availability of pure air (oxygen) and negative ions in large quantities. People who wake up in Brahma Muhurta are intelligent and enthusiastic, and the lives of those who sleep become dull.

5 to 7 in the morning: At this time, life force is especially in the intestines. Defecation and bathing should be done between morning awakening and 7 in the morning. For those who defecate after 7 in the morning, their intestines absorb the discarded liquid part from the stool and dry the stool. This causes constipation and many other diseases.

7 to 9 in the morning: At this time, life force is especially in the stomach. This time is suitable for food. During this time, more digestive juices are produced. Drink lukewarm water (according to convenience) in between meals.

11 to 1 in the morning: During this time, the life force is especially in the heart.

Our culture prescribes taking Madhyan Sandhya (rest) around 12 in the afternoon. Therefore, eating is prohibited. During this time, liquids can be taken. For example, you can drink buttermilk. You can eat curd.

1 to 3 in the afternoon: During this time, the life force is especially in the small intestine. Its function is to absorb the nutrients obtained from the food and push the waste material toward the large intestine. After meals, water should be drunk according to thirst. Eating or sleeping during this time creates a hindrance in the absorption of nutritious food juices and the body becomes sick and weak.

3 to 5 in the afternoon: During this time, the life force is especially in the urinary bladder. Drinking water 2-4 hours before causes the tendency to urinate at this time.

5 to 7 p.m.: At this time, the life force is especially in the kidneys. Light food should be taken at this time. It would be best to eat food 40 minutes before sunset. Do not eat food from 10 minutes before sunset to 10 minutes after (evening). Milk can be drunk three hours after dinner in the evening. It is an experience that eating food late at night brings laziness.

7 to 9 p.m.: At this time, the life force is especially in the brain. At this time, the brain is especially active. Therefore, apart from the morning, the lesson read during this time is remembered quickly. This has also been confirmed by modern research.

9 to 11 p.m.: At this time, the life force is especially in the spinal cord located in the spine. Resting on the back or on the left side at this time helps the spinal cord in absorbing the energy it receives. Sleep at this time provides maximum relaxation. Waking up at this time makes the body and mind tired. If food is eaten at this time, it remains in the stomach till morning, does not get digested, and due to its rotting, harmful substances are produced which go to the intestines along with acid and cause diseases. Therefore, eating food at this time is dangerous.

11 pm to 1 pm: At this time the life force is especially in the gall bladder. Waking up at this time causes bile disorder, insomnia, and eye disease, and brings old age early. New cells are formed at this time.

1 pm to 3 pm: At this time the life force is especially in the liver. It is the liver’s job to do subtle digestion of food. Waking up at this time spoils the liver and the digestive system. If one remains awake at this time, the body starts getting under the influence of sleep, vision becomes dim and the body’s reactions become slow. Therefore, road accidents are more at this time.

Note:- Sages and Ayurveda experts have prohibited eating without feeling hungry. Therefore, keep the quantity of food in the morning and evening such that you feel hungry at the meal time mentioned above. Spread something on the ground and sit in Sukhasana and eat. In this posture, the Mooladhar Chakra gets activated and the gastric fire remains lit. Eating while sitting on a chair weakens the digestive power and it becomes completely useless if you eat while standing. Therefore, one should avoid ‘buffet dinner’.

To take advantage of the magnetic field of the earth, sleep with your head facing east or south, otherwise, problems like insomnia occur.

To keep the body’s biological clock running properly, sleep with the lights off at night. Research done in this regard is shocking. Working or studying till late at night and sleeping with the lights on deactivates the biological clock and causes severe health-related damage. Sleeping in the dark makes this biological clock work properly.

The reason for most of the diseases found these days is a disorganized daily routine and improper diet. If we maintain our daily routine according to the biological clock of the body, then we will automatically get the benefit of the activity of various parts of the body. In this way, a little awareness will help us achieve a healthy life.

May everyone be happy and healthy!!

Hanumant Sadhak Shrirajguru Maharaj