We have just seen that a nADikA is 24 minutes, it is half a muhurta: .
- Refer : Astro : Time Measurement : jalayantra, a water clock, ambu-yantra, tOya yantra, kapālaka, ghaTi, ghaTikā, ghaTI yantra, kaTOrA, kaTorI
The table below relates a mAtra: to a nADikA.
10.05 kAlAs/nADikA * 124 kASThAs/ kAla * 5 gurvakSarAs/ kASThA * 2 mAtrAs/ gurvakSarAs gives us 12462 mAtrA: per nADikA
(12462 mAtrAs/nADikA) / (24 minutes/nADikA) = 519.25 mAtrAs/minute
8.654166666 mAtrAs/second or 4.3 gurvakSarAs/second.
Can we really speak/Chant/Sing this fast?
The line in the table to recheck is the one that says 124 kASThAs to a kAla….. , the rest are found in the vedAnga jyOtiSam… this line seems to be supplied by the author’s other knowledge.