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150 Divisions

150 Divisions
 
The non-uniform division is based on the sixteen fundamental divisions of Parāśara and is called Candrakalā as there are sixteen digits (kalā) in the Moon (Chandra). The horā divides the rāśi into two parts of 15° each while the drekkāṇa divides it into three parts of 10° each. However, the horā and drekkāṇa taken together divide the rāśi into four parts of varying span ending at – 10°, 15°, 20° and 30°. Saptāṁśa divides the rāśi into seven parts of 4°17’8.57” each. Now the horā, drekkāṇa and saptāṁśa taken together divide the rāśi into ten parts of varying span ending at - 4°17’8”, 8°34’17”, 10°, 12°51’26”, 15°, 17°8’34”, 20°, 21°25’43”, 25°42’51”, and 30°. In this manner the sixteen divisions {Rāśi (1), Horā (2), drekkāṇa (3), caturthāṁśa (4), saptāṁśa (7), navāṁśa (9), dasāṁśa (10), dvadasāṁśa (12), soḍasāṁśa (16), vimsāṁśa (20), caturvimsāṁśa (24), nakṣatrāṁśa (27), trimśāṁśa (30), khavedāṁśa (40), akṣavedāṁśa (45) and ṣaṣṭiāṁśa (60)} taken together create 150 parts of varying span.
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