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Definition

Muhurat is a common Indian word used in marraiges and film industry. It can be a astrologically auspicious time or day to launch any new activity.

Many films have a launch event called the Muhurat. They are attended by the cast, the producer, director and crew. Many film magazines and gossip sites carry detailed reports on film muhurats.

Usage

Komal to her friend Shilpa:

Komal - "Did you see Megha at the Jiya Khanna's new film ka Muhurat. She looked just like a Jelebi"

Shilpa - "Lucky thing. She got a good break with this film. Hope it is not a flop."

Added 2011-08-19 by Impolitika