What is the Brahma Muhurtham?

In the hours just before Dawn, a gateway opens to the Gods!

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
Where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.
~ Rumi

Rumi’s beautiful poem eloquently captures the point of early morning worship. Whilst the asthetic appeal of arising to a crisp, quiet morning is clear, there are also spiritual reasons hinted at in his verses – “where the two worlds touch”.

Enter the Brahmamuhurtha!

Hindus call the period before drawn (between 3-4am) is known as the Brahma Muhurtham, or the Time of Brahma. Rumi’s poetry is remarkably aligned with what is a common Hindu belief – it hints that there a doorway that opens during this period, making the Gods more accessible at the time of dawn, and more generally, twilight.

Prayer during these hours are expected to be more fruitful as they should be heard directly by the Gods.

Adjust for daylight saving!

A slight adjustment has to be made for Western countries, where daylight hours significantly vary according to the season: the general calculation is that Brahmamuhurtham occurs 2hrs before sunrise.

 

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