|Canto 3: The Status Quo||Chapter 11: Calculation of Time, from the Atom|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.11.10
yamas catvaras catvaro
martyanam ahani ubhe
suklah krishnas ca manada
yamah -- three hours; catvarah -- four; catvarah -- and four; martyanam -- of the human beings; ahani -- duration of day; ubhe -- both day and night; pakshah -- fortnight; panca-dasa -- fifteen; ahani -- days; suklah -- white; krishnah -- black; ca -- also; manada -- measured.
It is calculated that there are four praharas, which are also called yamas, in the day and four in the night of the human being. Similarly, fifteen days and nights are a fortnight, and there are two fortnights, white and black, in a month.
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