IMPORTANCE OF MUHURTHAM
Every individual looks forward to the successful completion of any happy occasion/ task undertaken minus the presence of untoward incidents and negative energy.
Muhurtham refers to an unit of measurement of time that is preferred to perform/ start an important event / action in life. Muhurtham is the auspicious time in a day that helps to harmonize your energies with those in nature increasing your percentage of success in the venture undertaken. This time is calculated based on the planetary positions in relation to one’s horoscope. A Muhurtham is said to comprise of 2 Ghadiyas or 48 minutes approximately.
The effect of radiation on all terrestrial phenomena is an accepted scientific fact. That this was discovered by our ancestors long ago is testimony enough of their superior intelligence. We all know that the gravitational forces between the planets in the solar system have a certain influence on the living & non – living things on earth. Low tides & high tides are due to the influence of the waning and waxing of the Moon. It is a well-known fact that the Sun’s rays has a certain effect on the biological process and the moon plays an important role in our psychological activities. So, when the auspicious time is arrived at, it is believed that the positive energy prevailing at that time is ideal in contributing to the success of the task on hand.
In fact this is the reason why our elders insist on rising early in the morning – to reap the benefits of the Brahma Muhurtham which is the early hours of the sun rise when the rays radiated by the sun is said to possess special qualities that activate the brain cells and help in increasing the positive energy in us to perform better. The electric and magnetic energy in the body when activated at this time provides you with extra powers of discerning, grasping and clarity of thought.
A lot of thought goes into the fixing of the Muhurtham for a wedding keeping in mind five important aspects – the Vara [ week day ],Thithi [ lunar day ],Nakshatra [ Stars], Yogam & Karana. In a wedding the couple take vows to stay together for the rest of their lives and hence performing the necessary rituals – especially tying of the Mangalyam – at the chosen ‘Muhurtham’ is believed to give a good start to their marital life.