One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An auspicious time for an enterprise to begin or for a ceremony to take place.‘the pandit selects the best mahurat for the wedding’
- ‘A mahurat or auspicious time is chosen for the puja after matching the horoscopes of the prospective bride and groom.’
- 1.1 An inauguration ceremony, especially one held to mark the start of the making of a film.‘he eked out his income by conducting film mahurats, the ritual essential for all good beginnings’
- ‘But all in all, we have to say that this was one lackluster mahurat that we attended.’
- ‘He is found dressed in a kurta-pyjama, be it at film mahurats or recording studios or even at home.’
- ‘Again, there are a bevy of films whose mahurat took place some time back.’
From Hindi mahūrat, from Sanskrit muhūrta ‘a division of time’ (approximately 48 minutes, one thirtieth of a day).
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