Friday, September 21, 2007

Measure of time

India has given the idea of the smallest and the largest measure of time.

Krati Krati = 34,000th of a second
1 Truti = 300th of a second
2 Truti = 1 Luv
2 Luv = 1 Kshana
30 Kshana = 1 Vipal
60 Vipal = 1 Pal
60 Pal = 1 Ghadi (24 minutes)
2.5 Gadhi = 1 Hora (1 hour)
24 Hora = 1 Divas (1 day)
7 Divas = 1 saptaah (1 week)
4 Saptaah = 1 Maas (1 month)
2 Maas = 1 Rutu (1 season)
6 Rutu = 1 Varsh (1 year)
100 Varsh = 1 Shataabda (1 century)
10 Shataabda = 1 sahasraabda
432 Sahasraabda = 1 Yug (Kaliyug)

2 Yug = 1 Dwaaparyug 3 Yug = 1 Tretaayug
4 Yug = 1 Krutayug
10 Yug = 1 Mahaayug (4,320,000 years)

1000 Mahaayug = 1 Kalpa
1 Kalpa = 4.32 billion years

4 comments:

Rakesh said...

Great. Bahut bahut Dhanyawad to the person Who put this information.

Rahul Mirakhur said...

this is amazing - all this time the only thing I thought Indians invented was ZERO.

Thanks a lot to the person who posted this.

Anonymous said...

Our Ancestors mastered and described existence of single thing that make-up and running the current world in the ancient books.Its our bad luck that we are learning it from Western countries.

Parthasarathy Srinivasan said...

Based on the measure of time scale given I have put the values in an excel sheet as below. The value for 1 ghadi is not matching the value (24 minutes) given. Can you please help me in locating the mistake in my calculation?
second second
1 Krati Krati (1/34000) 2.94118E-05
1 Truti (1/300) 0.003333333
1 Luv 2 truti 0.006666667
1 Kshana 2 Luv 0.013333333
1 Vipal 30 kshana 0.4
1 Pal 60 vipal 24
1 Ghadi 60 pal 1440