|Canto 3: The Status Quo||Chapter 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
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.
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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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness