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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.11.11

tayoh samuccayo masah

pitrinam tad ahar-nisam

dvau tav rituh shad ayanam

dakshinam cottaram divi

SYNONYMS

tayoh -- of them; samuccayah -- aggregate; masah -- month; pitrinam -- of the Pita planets; tat -- that (month); ahah-nisam -- day and night; dvau -- two; tau -- months; rituh -- a season; shat -- six; ayanam -- the movement of the sun in six months; dakshinam -- southern; ca -- also; uttaram -- northern; divi -- in the heavens.

TRANSLATION

The aggregate of two fortnights is one month, and that period is one complete day and night for the Pita planets. Two of such months comprise one season, and six months comprise one complete movement of the sun from south to north.

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