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Measurement in Ayurveda

In ancient times, barter was a common form of trade before the advent of currency. Similarly, different measurement methods have been utilized in different regions and across cultures.

Ayurveda has a variety of units of measurement to measure time, length, volume, weight, etc. The classical Ayurvedic texts describe these measurement units, which were used to measure various types of entities during ancient times.

As an example, Anguli Pramaan (linear measurement) was introduced for measuring length and body size, and Anjali Pramaan (volume measurement) was used to measure volume.

The units of measurement for weight were also different, such as Ratti Pal, Kol, Ser, Masha, Tola, etc. These units were used for determining the amount, dose, and quantity of ingredients in ayurvedic formulations.

Our objective for introducing an Ayurvedic unit converter

In Ayurveda, the quantity or dose of medicines is mentioned in Ayurvedic units, and in view of the need to convert those units to modern metric units, we have introduced an Ayurvedic unit conversion tool.


This ayurvedic unit conversion tool lets you convert more than 32 ayurvedic units to modern units. In case the one you were trying to convert isn’t listed, please leave it in the comments and we’ll add it soon.

Synonyms of Ayurvedic Weight Measurement Units according to Sharangdhar

Ayurvedic UnitsSynonyms
ShaanDhran, Tank
KolKshudrak, Vatak, Tankdvaya, Badar, Drankshan
KarshPani, Panimanika, Hanspad, Udumbar, Chatushan, Pichu, Suvarn, Kavalgrah, Shodashika
ShuktiArdhpala, Ashtamika
PalaMushti, Aamra, Chaturthika, Prakunch, Shodashi, Bilva
KudavaArdhsharava, Ashtmaan, Anjali
ManikaSharav, Ashtpala
AadhakBhajan, Kanspatra, Chatushashtipala
DronKalash, Unmaan, Rashi, Ghata
ShoorpaKumbh, Chatushashtisharav
DroniVahi, Goni

Measurements of time in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic UnitsModern Equivalent
1 Kshana0.38 seconds
1 Lava0.77 seconds
1 Kashtha1.55 seconds
1 Kala4.66 seconds
1 Ghati24 minutes
1 Muhoorta or Yaam48 minutes
1 Prahara3 hours
1 Ahoratra24 hours or 60 Ghati
1 Paksha15 days or 15 Ahoratra
1 Masa30 days or 1 month (2 Paksha)
1 Ritu (season)60 days or 2 months
1 Ayana6 months or 3 Ritu
1 Samvatsara12 months or 1 year (2 Ayana)
1 Yuga5 years
5 Yuga25 Years
10 Yuga50 years or Half-century
20 Yuga100 years or century
Ayurvedic measurements of time

Liner measurement in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic UnitsModern Equivalent
1 Yavodar0.24 cm
1 Angula1.95 cm
1 Vitahasti22.86 cm or 12 Angula
1 Aratni41.91 cm or 22 Angula
1 Hasta45.72 cm
1 Rajhasta55.88 cm
1 Vyama182.88 cm
Measurement of length in Ayurveda

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