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In the Vishnu Purana
, Muhurta means measure of time. Muhurta is the thirty Kalas. Other Puranas say that a Muhurta is twelve kshanas, and that one kshana contains thirty kalas. The Bhagavata
states that two Narilfes make one Muhurta.
Muhurta is the selection of a fortunate and lucky date and time for performing a work.
Muhurta in Vedic timekeeping is a unit of time which equals to two ghadiyas, or 48 minutes.
An important Muhurta is the Brahma Muhurta, which is on the 25th Nadiya or approximately two hours before sunrise. This time is suggested in all practices of yoga as most apt for meditation.
Muhurta or Muhurtta is also the name of a daughter of Daksha. Daksha is an ancient creator god, one of the Prajapatis
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