What is Brahma Muhurta & Why the tradition of getting up in Brahma Muhurta?
The last stroke of the night is called Brahma Muhurta. Our sage sages have given special significance to this Muhurta. According to them, this time is best for sleeping. Getting up in Brahma Muhurta brings beauty, strength, knowledge, intelligence and health. Four hours (about one and a half hours) before sunrise, one should wake up in the Brahma Muhurta. Sona Shastra is prohibited at this time.
Brahma means the ultimate element or divine. Muhurta means favourable time. The last hour of the night, that is, from 4 am to 5.30 am is called Brahma Muhurta.
“ब्रह्ममुहूर्ते या निद्रा सा पुण्यक्षयकारिणी”।
Meaning:- (The sleep of Brahma Muhurta is the destroyer of virtue.)
Brahma Muhurta in Sikhism
Sikhism has a very beautiful name for this time – “Amrit Vela”, by which the importance of this time itself is proved.
This importance for devotion to God proves itself. This is the best time for devotional devotion. Man gets beauty, Lakshmi, intelligence, health etc. by getting up at this time. His mind is calm and his body is pure.
Getting up in Brahma Muhurta is very beneficial for our life. This makes our body healthy and remains alive throughout the day. This is a formula to stay healthy and succeed in which nothing is spent. There is only need to leave laziness.
Historical Significance of Brahma Muhurta
According to Valmiki Ramayana, while searching for Mother Sita, Shree Hanuman reached Ashoka Vatika in Brahmamuhurta itself. Where he heard the sound of chanting mantras of the Vedas and Yagyas.
It is also mentioned in the scriptures–
वर्णं कीर्तिं मतिं लक्ष्मीं स्वास्थ्यमायुश्च विदन्ति। ब्राह्मे मुहूर्ते संजाग्रच्छि वा पंकज यथा॥
Meaning:- A person gets beauty, Lakshmi, intelligence, health, age etc. by getting up in Brahma Muhurta. By doing this, the body becomes beautiful like a lotus.
Brahma Muhurta and Prakriti
Brahma Muhurta and nature are closely related. During this time, animals and birds wake up. Their sweet tweet starts. The lotus flower also blossoms. Chickens start to bang. In a way, nature also becomes enlightened in the Brahma Muhurta. It signifies waking up. Nature gives us the message to get up in Brahma Muhurta.
Get These Benefits by Waking Up In Brahma Muhurta
According to Ayurveda, taking a walk in Brahma Muhurta communicates the life force of the body. This is the reason that the air flowing at this time is called Amritatulya. Apart from this, this time is also said to be the best for studying, because when we wake up in the morning after resting at night, the body and brain also remain energized and fresh. The doors of the major temples are also opened in the Brahma Muhurta and there is a law to make and worship the Lord in the Brahma Muhurta.
Knowing the religious, cultural and practical aspects and benefits of Brahmamuhurta, if you start waking up every day in this auspicious moment, you will get better results.
The person who rises in Brahma Muhurta is successful, happy and prosperous, why? Because waking up early gives ample time for day-to-day tasks and planning. So not only does life succeed. Everyone who is physically and mentally healthy can be happy and prosperous. The reason is his progress in the work he does. The student is successful in the examination. The boss is happy with the job.
The businessman can earn well. The income of a sick man is affected, but the expenditure seems to increase. Success kisses only those steps that make good use of time and be healthy. So if you want to be healthy and successful, then get up in Brahma Muhurta.
Brahma Muhurta in Vedas
The Vedas also mention the importance of getting up in Brahma Muhurta and the benefits arising from it.
प्रातारत्नं प्रातरिष्वा दधाति तं चिकित्वा प्रतिगृह्यनिधत्तो। तेन प्रजां वर्धयमान आयू रायस्पोषेण सचेत सुवीर:॥ -ऋग्वेद-1/125/1
Meaning:- A person who rises before the sun rises in the morning has good health. That is why intelligent people do not waste this time in vain. A person who gets up early in the morning is healthy, happy, strong and longevity.
यद्य सूर उदितोऽनागा मित्रोऽर्यमा। सुवाति सविता भग:॥ - सामवेद-35
Meaning:- One should defecate and bathe before sunrise in the morning. After this one should worship God. The clean and pure air of this time leads to the growth of health and wealth.
उद्यन्त्सूर्यं इव सुप्तानां द्विषतां वर्च आददे। अथर्ववेद- 7/16/२
Meaning:- Even after the sun rises, those who do not wake up or wake up lose their glory.
Practical Importance of Brahma Muhurta
Brahmamuhurta is the best time to get good health, freshness and energy in practice. Because after the sleep of night, the mind remains calm and stable when the physical and mental fatigue of the previous day is gone. The atmosphere and air are also clean. In such a way, the deity reinforces worship, meditation, yoga, worship body, mind and intellect.
Body Routine Based on Biological Clock
3 – 5 am
At this time, biographical power is, especially in the lungs. Drinking a little lukewarm water, walking in the open air and doing pranayama. At this time, prolonged respiration greatly develops lung function. When they get pure air (oxygen) and a large amount of negative ion, the body becomes healthy and energized. Those who get up in the Brahma Muhurta are intelligent and enthusiastic, and the life of those who sleep is lost.
5 – 7 am
At this time, biographical power is particularly in the intestine. From morning awakening to 7 am, bowel movements and bathing should be taken. After 7 in the morning, the intestines of those who have bowel movements dry the feces by exploiting the liquid liquor from the feces. This causes constipation and many other diseases.
7 – 9 am
At this time, biographical power is especially in the stomach. This time is mentioned above for food. Digestive juices are formed more at this time. Drink lukewarm water (as per compatibility) in between meals.
11 am to 1 am
At this time, biographical power is especially in the heart.
There is legislation in our culture of evening (rest). That is why food is forbidden. Liquids can be taken at this time. Like whey can be drunk. Yogurt can be eaten.
1 – 3 pm
At this time, biographical power is especially in the small intestine. Its function is to absorb nutrients from the diet and push waste materials to the large intestine. Water should be drunk after meals. At this time, eating or sleeping inhibits the exploitation of nutritious food and juices and the body becomes sick and weak.
3 – 5 pm
At this time, biographical power is exclusively in the bladder. Drinking 2–4 hours before water leads to urination.
Evening 5 – 7
At this time, biographical power is especially in the kidneys. Light meal should be taken at this time. Eating 40 minutes before sunset in the evening would be best. Do not eat 10 minutes before sunset and 10 minutes after (evening). In the evening, milk can be drunk three hours after the meal. Food served late at night brings lethargy.
Night 7 to 9 –
At this time, biographical power is exclusively in the brain. The brain is particularly active during this time. Therefore, apart from morning, the text read during this period is remembered quickly. It has also been confirmed by modern exploration.
Night 9 to 11 –
At this time, biographical power is especially in the spinal cord located in the spinal cord. At this time, resting with the back of the back or on the left side, helps the spinal cord to receive the power it has received. Sleep at this time provides the most relaxation. The awakening of this time exhausts body and intellect. If food is taken at this time, it remains in the stomach till morning, not digested and its rot produces harmful substances which cause disease by going into the intestines with acid. So eating at this time is dangerous.
Night 11 to 1 –
At this time, biographical power is especially in the gall bladder. This time awakening causes bile disorder, insomnia, ophthalmology and brings old age quickly. New cells are formed at this time.
Nights 1 to 3 –
At this time, biographical power is particularly in the liver. Micro liver digestion is the function of the liver. Awakening of this time spoils the liver and digestive system. If you stay awake during this time, the body starts to fall asleep, the vision is slow and the body’s reactions are slow. Therefore, there are more road accidents at this time.
Rishis and Ayurvedic teachers have said that eating food without feeling hungry is forbidden. So keep the quantity of morning and evening meals in such a way that there will be open hunger during the mealtime mentioned above. Spread some food on the ground and sit and eat in Sukhasana. In this posture, the stomach is illuminated due to the Muladhara Chakra activated. Digestion is weak in eating food while sitting on a chair and it does not make any sense by eating food while standing. Therefore, avoid dinner.
To take advantage of the Earth’s magnetic field, sleep with the head in the east or south direction, otherwise, there are problems like insomnia.
Turn off the lights and sleep at night to keep the body’s biological clock properly. Research in this context is shocking. By working or studying late at night and sleeping with the power on, the biological clock becomes inactive and there are terrible health-related losses. Sleeping in the dark makes this biological clock work properly.
Most of the diseases found nowadays are due to chaotic routine and adverse diet. If we keep our daily routine in accordance with the biological clock of the body, then the activation of different organs of the body gives us unintended benefits. will get. In this way, a little awareness will give us a healthy life.
May everyone be happy and healthy !!