What is muhurta?
As per the Hindu
Astrology, muhurta is an auspicious time selected for starting or
performing an important event/action in life.
When is muhurta
Typically muhurta is
selected for following important events/occasions in
- Marriage, Thread
Ceremony, Jawal (Mundan), Annaprashan, Naming ceremony, Baby
- Pooja Vidhi,
- buying a new house,
land, other property, vehicle
- Starting a new
business, signing work contracts, partnership deeds etc…
Why is muhurta
It is a natural desire
of every one that any of the above events or occasions in our life
should be trouble free any unwanted, unpleasant or sorrowful
incident should not take place during these important events or
occasions. If these events or occasions are started on a
shubha muhurta (auspicious time), these events are completed
What is the
scientific importance of the Muhurta?
As you know the
gravitational force between the planets of the solar system make a
lot of difference on the living & nonliving things on the
earth. e.g. the gravitational force between the Moon & the
earth causes the high & low tides in the ocean.
Thus muhurta is a
typical combination of the planets in the sky which make a favorable
effect on the human beings.
There is an ancient
principal told in ayurveda, “Ashtami Vyadhi nashini” which means
that the medicine taken on the 8th day of a lunar month
cures illness faster. The reason behind this is the distance
between the Moon & the earth is the farthest on the
8th day of every month, because of which the liquid
medicine remains stable in the stomach & thereby starts making
effect faster & better.
practical angle should be considered while selecting
According to my
personal opinion, the life has substantially changed and has become
very fast since the astrology was born in India. In good old
days the means of transportation were not as sophisticated &
safe as they are today. The roads are also much better
today. The quality of the construction & other facilities
which are required and used during all the important events &
occasions have become very advanced & more reliable. Hence
now a days there are very less possibilities of difficulties arising
during these events & occasions.
Another aspect is
during all these important events & occasions in our life we
need to involve our relatives, friends & well wishers. So
it will be ideal if we see the convenience of all
You may know the best
muhurta but it may not be convenient to any one. A best
muhurta these days may in fact become very inconvenient and may cost
Therefore, in my
personal opinion the muhurta especially in USA, should be selected
such that it coincides with a long week end or weekend.
More than the muhurta,
advance planning & meticulous execution can get you success at