|Etymology/ Definition||परिमाणम्। मानं प्रस्थाढकादितुलादिमेयम् । च.सू.२६/२९ चक्रपाणि|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – Measuring, measure of any kind e. g. circumference, length, size, weight, number, value, duration|
|Implied Meaning||1. It is a unit to measure various entities in general and those related with the body in particular.|
2. One of the basic forty one attributes defined by Ayurveda ( i. e. Paraadi attributes ).
|Elaboration||Charaka describes various types of Parimaan`a .-|
To measure liquid or semisolid entities –> Anjalee Parimaan`a.
To measure body parts –> Angulee Parimaan`a
2. It is one of the Paraadi attributes.
Parimaan`a is used for measuring. It is used everywhere in preparing medicines and in determining doses. It is also used to measure time.
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