- The small unit of time is a nimesha,
- fifteen nimeshas constitute one kashtha,
- thirty kashthas make a kala and
- thirty kalas are one kshana.
- There are six kshanas in one danda,
- two dandas in one muhurta and
- thirty muhurtas in one day.
- There are thrity days in a month and
- each month is divided into two pakshas of fifteen days each.
- Two months constitute a season (ritu) and
- three ritus constitute an ayana.
- There are thus six seasons and two ayanas in a year.
- The two ayanas are known as uttarayana and dakshinayana.
- One year for humans is equivalent to one day for the gods.
- Uttarayana corresponds to day for the gods and dashinayana to night.
- Twelve thousand years of the gods are known as a mahayauga.
- Each mahayuga is divided into four sub-periods of satya yuga, treta yuga, dvapara yuga and kali yuga.
- Two thousand mahayugas are merely one day for Brahma.
- There are fourteen eras (manvantara) in each of Brahma’s days.
- Brahma’s nights are just as long and it is during Brahma’s night that the world is destroyed and flooded with water.
- Each of Brahma’s days is called a kalpa.
- A hundred years for Brahma are equivalent to a single day for Vishnu.
For more details see Calendars and Time in India
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