Brahma Muhurta literally means the creator’s hour. Brahma refers to the creative force within us and also the God of creation. In Vedic Astrology, a day is divided into 30 muhurtas (Sanskrit word for a time period) and each muhurta is 48 minutes. From Sunrise to Sunset there are 15 Muhurtas and from Sunset to the next Sunrise, there are 15 muhurtas. The last 2 muhurtas before Sunrise are extremely powerful and special and is called “Brahma Muhurta”.  It is considered auspicious and powerful to perform yoga, meditation, mantras and prayers during this time. During this time the mind is inherently still enabling us to achieve a deeper meditative state.

During the next few days waking up during Brahma Muhurta has an even more special significance.

There is something called Digbala in Vedic Astrology which is nothing but Directional Strength. Jupiter the planet of wisdom and knowledge gets Digbala in the first house which is where the lagna or ascendant is. Since the Sun has moved into Capricorn, Brahma Muhurta would coincide exactly with Jupiter being in the ascendant as Jupiter is currently transiting in the sign of Sagittarius. 

Jupiter in the ascendant is a magical time period to invoke everything that Jupiter stands for which is abundance, prosperity, wisdom, expansion, etc.

Meditating or doing spiritual prayers during Brahma Muhurta brings the blessings of Jupiter the planet of wisdom, prosperity and auspiciousness. So this is a doubly auspicious time to wake up during Brahma Muhurta and experience absolute bliss and gain the blessings of Jupiter. And when the mind is naturally calm and still, it brings so much clarity and prayers done during this time are very effective. 

You can use the Cosmic Insights app or align27 app to find out when Brahma Muhurta is based on where you live. In align27 we consider this as one of the strongest points to define your Golden Moments of any given day.

Cosmic Insights App – Brahma Muhurta Calculator

Important timings for a Seeker

Brahma Muhurta – The best time to meditate and do your spiritual practices.

Sunrise – Best time to pray for health and longevity and honor the Sun. Astrologically the Sun is in Lagna (Ascendant). Sun gets exalted (most powerful) in the natural first house of the zodiac which is Aries. 

Noon – Best time to pray for wealth and success. This is the time when the Sun will be in the 10th house astrologically speaking. The Sun and Mars get their directional strength at this time.

Sunset – This is the time to pray for happy and cordial relationships in our lives as the Sun is in the natural 7th house of relationships during this time.

Midnight – I have learned from Pandit Sanjay Rath that unless you are a sanyasi you refrain from midnight prayers as midnight is the hour of Goddess Kali.