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YOJAN THE ANCIENT INDIAN MEASUREMENT UNIT - HEUIN TSIANG

YOJAN THE ANCIENT INDIAN MEASUREMENT UNIT - HEUIN TSIANG


ANCIENT INDIAN MEASUREMENT UNITS (as given by Hiuen Tsiang the 7th C. Chinese traveler)
In the point of measurement, there is first of all
 ‘YOJANA’ = This is equal to the day’s march for an army.
or
Yojana =  8 krosas
1 kros = up to which one can hear the lowing of cow
1 Kros = 500 danush (bows)
1 Danush (bow) = 4  Hath or Hasta (cubits)
1 Hath (cubit) = 24 fingers
1 finger = 7 barley grains (Jau)
1 grain = 7 lice (louses)
1 louse = 7 nit (egg of louse)
1 nit = 7 dust grains
1 dust grain = 7 cow hairs
1 cow hair =  7 sheep hair
1 sheep hair = 7 hare hair
1 hare hair = 7 smallest possible copper- water hole
1 copper water = 7 smallest dust particles i.e Anu
1 anu  =  1 parmanu i.e it can’t be divided further.
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