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In Hinduism, Brahma muhurta (time of Brahma) is a period (muhurta) one and a half hours before sunrise or more precisely is 1Hr 36 Mins. i.e. 96 Minutes = 2 Muhūrta or 4 Ghaṭīkā,and lasting for 48 minutes. Literally meaning "God's Hour", it is traditionally, the last phase or muhurta of the night and is recommended as an auspicious time in all practices of yoga and most appropriate for meditation, worship or any other religious practice. [1][1][2][3]

In Yoga[edit]

During the hour before dawn, saints and yogis establish themselves in their yogic pose, facing north, chant Omkar, and meditate on Brahma (or Surya, or other devotees of Vishnu, or Lord Vishnu Himself). Yogis believe that during this pre-dawn period, the aspect of Brahma is prevalent in the atmosphere. As a result, the entire atmosphere is charged with powerful electromagnetic vibrations that travel in a north-south direction. Aspirants sit in the opposite direction of the flow (flow direction is given from north to south) i.e. facing north and meditate on their deity or Omkara Brahman.

Their expectation is that their minds will be spiritually linked to these powerful vibrations. The desired result is to obtain communion with the Yogis and saints spiritually; that their minds will freely float and get merged in that peaceful and serene atmosphere; and that they will receive blessings and guidance. Aspirants who follow this meditation method are said to quickly evolve in their Sadhana or practice.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Brahmamuhurta: The best time for meditation". The Times of India. June 16, 2009. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  2. ^ Encyclopaedia of Hinduism. Sarup & Sons. 1999. p. 404. ISBN 978-81-7625-064-1. 
  3. ^ Dr. Bhojraj Dwivedi (2006). Religious Basis of Hindu Beliefs. Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd. pp. 25–. ISBN 978-81-288-1239-2.