Jiva-muhurta, Jīva-muhūrta: 1 definition


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Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Jīva-muhūrta (जीव-मुहूर्त):—Name for a specific portion or phase of the day, used in ancient India during Vedic times. Jīva means “life” and muhūrta means “division of time”, in this case, a 30th part of a day. This is the twenty-sixth muhūrta of a day.

The specific time range this day-part refers to is 02:00–02:48 and has Very Auspicious qualities.

Also known as the Amṛta-muhūrta (अमृत-मुहूर्त).

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