Time brings about change in everything. That is the work of time.
A boy becomes a young man. A young man becomes an old man. The
old man dies. A thing is called new; and it becomes old. All this
is the effect of time. The past, the present and the future are
the different forms of time. In the calculation of time, the Jain
Dharma is unique and wonderful.
Sukshmakal = 1 Avalika (the smallest unit of time).
16777216 Avalikas = 1 Muhurat
30 Muhuratas = 1 day and night
15 days and nights = 1 fortnight
2 fortnights = 1 month
12 months = 1 year
Countless years = 1 Palyopam
10 Crores of Crores of Apalyopam = 1 Sagaropam
10 Crores of Crores of Sagaropam = 1 Utsarpini
1 Utsarpini and 1 Avasarpini = 1 Kalchakra - One cycle of time.