Dear Time, I was hoping to finish writing this letter on time as indicated in the challenge. You fly way too fast. Let’s eat that frog first, shall we? There have been numerous occasions where I wanted you to freeze so that I can capture that moment. This is not that time. I would want … Continue reading Letter to Time, this time
The smart devices have won the war over tellies and snatched the privilege of enslaving the humans. One of the key aspects through which this was possible was the damn notifications. Notifications were meant to notify but it has rather become a call of duty (No, not the game). There are good, bad and ugly … Continue reading Inception tribute – TIJP
Since I’m busy packing for a vacation, I thought I would use this opportunity to reblog one of my earlier posts. I am personally proud of this post for the amount of research(??) and calculations I had to do ( Tip: I ‘m not so good at Math). This is based on some excerpts from Vishnu purana of the Hindus.
Would love to hear your feedbacks. Cheers!
PS: I am going to use this reblog for the event Write Anything Wednesday as part of Blogging101’s Task #13. Clever huh?
You know 60 seconds make 1 minute, 60 minutes make 1 hour and 24 hours make 1 day. Seconds, mintues and hours are modern day units of time. What were the units of time before these terms were introduced? Don’t get any ideas. I am not going to investigate what were the terms used but rather going to focus on what is said in the Hindu Mythology. We do not have a concept of milliseconds or nano seconds here. The minimum named unit is 1 Kashta which is equivalent to 15 eye-winks.(Again, am taking Vishnu purana as a base for these numbers. Bhagavatha describes more minute units like Anus and Paramanus). Now lets start looking at the numbers and the units.
15 twinklings of an eye – 1 Kashta
30 Kashta – 1 Kala
30 Kalas – 1 Muhurta
30 Muhurtas …
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You know 60 seconds make 1 minute, 60 minutes make 1 hour and 24 hours make 1 day. Seconds, mintues and hours are modern day units of time. What were the units of time before these terms were introduced? Don't get any ideas. I am not going to investigate what were the terms used but … Continue reading Mathematics in the Mythology