Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 11: Calculation of Time, from the Atom

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.11.8

laghūni vai samāmnātā

daśa pañca ca nāḍikā

te dve muhūrtaḥ praharaḥ

ṣaḍ yāmaḥ sapta nṛṇām

SYNONYMS

laghūni — such laghus (each of two minutes); vai — exactly; samāmnātā — is called; daśa pañca — fifteen; ca — also; nāḍikāa nāḍikā; te — of them; dve — two; muhūrtaḥa moment; praharaḥ — three hours; ṣaṭ — six; yāmaḥ — one fourth of a day or night; sapta — seven; — or; nṛṇām — of human calculation.

TRANSLATION

Fifteen laghus make one nāḍikā, which is also called a daṇḍa. Two daṇḍas make one muhūrta, and six or seven daṇḍas make one fourth of a day or night, according to human calculation.

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