KALCHAKRA


 
 


 
 

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.