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SB 3.11.10

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 10

yāmāś catvāraś catvāro
martyānām ahanī ubhe
pakṣaḥ pañca-daśāhāni
śuklaḥ kṛṣṇaś ca mānada


SYNONYMS

yāmāḥ—three hours; catvāraḥ—four; catvāraḥ—and four; martyānām—of the human beings; ahanī—duration of day; ubhe—both day and night; pakṣaḥ—fortnight; pañca-daśa—fifteen; ahāni—days; śuklaḥ—white; kṛṣṇaḥ—black; ca—also; mānada—measured.


TRANSLATION

It is calculated that there are four praharas, which are also called yāmas, 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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