Brahma Muhurta-The Important 48 minutes You Should Not Lose

Brahma is the originator, the generator of all three worlds. The Creator rules the Base Chakra or the Mooldhara Chakra, and the pelvic region that houses the genitals. The span of 24 hours is divided into 30 muhuratas, each being a period of 48 minutes. There are two muhuratas before sunrise, of which the first one is called the Brahma Muhurta—the period of Brahma. Coinciding with Brahma's capacity to create in relation with the human reproductive systems, the Brahma Muhurat literally means the 'Period of Creation'. Brahma has emerged from the lotus. Held in high respect, the lotus itself is an object worthy of worship. It rises up from the muck and dirt, it remains pure and unpolluted. One who wakes up in Brahma Muhurta becomes like the lotus—he rises from the mud of materialism, desires, and passions-pure and unpolluted.

Time and the Mood Stabilizer:

The usual time of Brahma Muhurta is usually believed to be from 4:24–5:12 AM and varies as per season depending upon the sunrise and locations. Of all the 30 muhuratas, what makes Brahma Muhurta so special? The human body is composed of five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether; and three doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Brahma Muhurat influences the relations of the planets with the Sun and Moon so as to make the necessary changes in the human body so that it easily supports prayer, meditation, yoga, positivity, and sattvic reading. Sitting in the brain is the pineal gland. It is this gland that secretes melatonin, an endocrine hormone that is a mood stabilizer. The secretion of Melatonin increases as the night befalls drops significantly as the sun starts to rise and becomes maximum in Brahma Muhurta. The Sun, Moon, and their relations with other planets induce a higher production of melatonin from the pineal gland, making the person less prone to fluctuations and instability during this period.

Jupiter and Brahma Muhurta:

'Dig' means direction and 'Bala' means strength. It indicates the directional strength of a particular planet. It's the placement in the sky that imparts energy and vigour to the planet. Jupiter is the 'Deva Guru', the divine teacher. Owing to its directional strength or digbala, when Jupiter during Brahma Muhurta is in Lagna—the house from where the Sun rises, Brahma Muhurat becomes the most auspicious time for higher and deeper meditation. This period of creation actually becomes even more magical with Jupiter in the house of the ascendant. Specific planets have their own signature effects and particular muhuratas of worship. For instance, to control the mind and aspects related to it, the Moon needs to be controlled and worked upon. To influence the Moon, one has to meditate and do the mantra japa during midnight.
Jupiter is the planet of expansion and is sattvic in nature. It is a light planet, filled with optimism. In Brahma Muhurta, when melatonin secretion is at its highest, the person is naturally at ease with himself. When Jupiter, a buoyant planet in ascendant in Brahma Muhurta, is coupled with melatonin secretion in the brain, it hugely affects the physiology and psychology of the man who wakes up during this time. It is yet dark during Brahma Muhurta, and in that period of blackness, the Deva Guru Jupiter takes one from darkness to lightness (gu-darkness and ru-to take) and from gloom to gold (the colour of Jupiter). Brahma Muhurat signifies that it is essential to wake up in the dark to be able to reach the light.

Tridoshas and Brahma Muhurat:

We are composed of three doshas—Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Each dosha is in charge of four-hour time slots during the day and night. Vata is the air, Pitta is the fire, and Kapha is the water. Of all these three, Vata predominates from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Brahma Muhurta is the Vata time and Vata rules 'joints'. Brahma Muhurat marks the transition from dark to light and corresponds to the late pregnancy and birth in the time cycle. The person who wakes up during this auspicious time experiences new birth, vigor, and energy on a daily basis. In the nighttime, the soul is disembodied, and in the Brahma Muhurta, it gains a new birth for the one who wakes up, or rather who wants to wake up.

Pranas and physiology:

During Brahma Muhurta, the planetary arrangement and position of the Sun, Moon, and Stars will coordinate in such a manner that all the Pranas in the bodywork at their optimum condition and channelize energy throughout the body of the person. The mind and body of the person become highly efficient during Brahma Muhurat and the Pranas flow freely in their body. With such internal functioning coupled with high amounts of oxygen (41%), Brahma Muhurat becomes a favourite among yogis, siddhas,and meditators.


Devis and Devatas are often said to wander during Brahma Muhurta. Their highly charged-up auras instill change in the environment that adds to the health, beauty, strength, and knowledge of the person. Brahma Muhurta is the fourth Muhurat. Four is the number of devotion, inner wisdom, self-control, and self-realization. Four are the seasons, which make a complete circle around the year, and four are the corners of the square, making it one of the most balanced of all figures. Brahma Muhurat marks the power of creation inherent in man. Man, if he wakes up regularly in this Muhurat, can become Brahman. His creative power, which is still asleep, is kicked to its full activity during this fantastic time period of 48 minutes.
However, there are certain dos and don'ts to be followed during this divine time.


  • Prayer (devotion) and worship.
  • Meditate.
  • Perform Yoga.
  • Take up important things in your life. Your receptivity is highest during this time. Plan your studies, read about learning joyous arts like dancing, painting, etc., or any other thing that involves concentration and patience.


  • Do not eat or drink during this time. This period is to have an empty stomach. Astrological arrangements up there in the skies during Brahma Muhurta work in your favour and maintain your blood pH exactly suitable for higher growth and expansion. By eating or drinking, you interrupt the energies being channelized in your body. The moment you eat something, all the energies meant for higher purposes will be redirected towards digesting the food.
  • Avoid sexual contact with your partner.
  • Avoid activities that involve a high level of mental stress.
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