|Reference||C.K.12/87, C.K.12/97, S.Chi.31/7|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – general definition / gudeline about measure or weight|
|Implied Meaning||Weights and Measures|
|Elaboration||Weighing and measuring systems are required to determine the dose of medicine, to quantify Dhaatu like Rasa, Rakta etc ., to determine quantity of food, to calculate time required etc.|
As per S`haarangdhar Samhitaa, there are two systems of weights and measures – Maagadha and Kalinga .
There are three types of units –
1. Pautava Maana – It includes measures of weight.
2. Druvaya Maana – It is used to measure volume or capacity.
3. Paayyamaana – It includes measures of length.
To calculate time period – For this, Akshinimes`h is the smallest unit. It means the time required for blinking the eyelashes.
Last updated on March 16th, 2021 at 05:24 am