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

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 3.11.8

laghuni vai samamnata

dasa panca ca nadika

te dve muhurtah praharah

shad yamah sapta va nrinam

SYNONYMS

laghuni -- such laghus (each of two minutes); vai -- exactly; samamnata -- is called; dasa panca -- fifteen; ca -- also; nadika -- a nadika; te -- of them; dve -- two; muhurtah -- a moment; praharah -- three hours; shat -- six; yamah -- one fourth of a day or night; sapta -- seven; va -- or; nrinam -- of human calculation.

TRANSLATION

Fifteen laghus make one nadika, which is also called a danda. Two dandas make one muhurta, and six or seven dandas make one fourth of a day or night, according to human calculation.

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