what are the advantages if we wake up before sunrise according to our scriptures. Thanks!!!
Humanity's relationship with nature is unbreakable. We depend on her for everything -- sunshine, rain, food, air, clothing and more. Hence it is imperative that her laws are not flouted. The one and a half hours just before sunrise is known as Brahmamuhurta. At this time the expanse of the sky will have a rosy-red hue. A few stars may also be visible. This sacred interval is also known as the Amritavela. This is the best time to get out of bed and meet the day. All the birds and animals that Mother Nature has assigned to awake at this time are indeed up by then. Hence they are able to enjoy the sacred bliss of those pristine moments during the Amritavela.
कुचेलीनं दान्तामलोपचरिनं । भवाशीनं निष्टुरभाशीनं च ।।
सूर्योदयेच स्थमितां शयनं ।। विममुच्चती श्री यदी चक्रपाणी ।।
Kuchelinam dantamalopacharinam ,Bahvashinam nishthurabhashinam cha Sooryodaye chastamite shayanam , Vimunchati sreer yadi chakrapanih
On the other hand, those who arise at this time will experience increased health, strength and spiritual lustre. The following verses from the ancient Hindu text, Atharva Veda (9.68.22), makes it clear that "Bathing in the rays of the rising sun at this time will destroy many illnesses."
उदायांनित्य रश्मीहिभी: शिर्षणोहो: रोगाः निनाश: ॥
"Udyannaditya rashmibhih seershno rogamaneenashah."
Obviously the meaning here is that the rays of the rising sun have certain special qualities that are not found in the sunrays at other times. "Atharva Veda" अथर्ववेद describes the curative power of the rays of the rising sun:
"The rising sun removes all the factors which cause death." (17.1.30).
"The rosy rays of the rising sun cure heart disease and paleness." (17.1.30).
These are some examples. Similarly, the Rig Veda ऋग्वेद, text, also describes how the rising sun dispels all heart disease and jaundice (Rig Veda 1.50.11).
The scriptures exhort us to sit facing the east at sunrise, to perform worship (sandhya) and a fire sacrifice (homa). The Srimad Bhagavata, the gold mine of devotion, Says that the main means of acquiring health through worship of the sun is the surya namaskara. ("Arogyam bhaskaradichhet.) The surya namaskara is also to be performed facing the sun. All this can be completed only if we wake up before dawn.
ब्राह्ममुहूर्ते उत्तीहीष्टेथ । स्वस्थो रक्षःमायूषः ।।
Brahme muhurte utthishteth Swastho raksharthamayushah
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