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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.11.10

yamas catvaras catvaro

martyanam ahani ubhe

pakshah panca-dasahani

suklah krishnas ca manada

SYNONYMS

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.

TRANSLATION

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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