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30 Muhurtas

There are 30 Muhurtas in 24 hours. The day started at sunrise (hence at different times in different places) and was divided into 30 mahurtas (of 48 min). 60 vipalas = 1 pala = 24 sec. 60 palas = 1 ghatika = 24 min. 2 ghatika = 1 mahurta = 48 min. 60 ghatikas = 30 mahurtas = 1 day = 24 hr. (Only the mahurta and the ghatika are mentioned in al-Biruni, who describes many other units of time.) www.g4g4.com/pMyCD5/CHRONOS/INDIA.DOC
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