Yama-muhurta, aka: Yama-muhūrta; 1 Definition(s)

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[Yama-muhurta in Hinduism glossaries]

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

The specific time range this day-part refers to is 22:00–22:48 and has Inauspicious qualities.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Hinduism

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