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Below is the list of units that were used in ancient Kadapa district for measurements. Some of the terms specific to the district people are also listed. Weights: 1 tula =11.2gms 20 tulas =1 Ser 6 Sers =1 Paanch Ser More....

UNITS OF MEASUREMENTS IN KADAPA DISTRICT

Below is the list of units that were used in ancient Kadapa district for measurements. Some of the terms specific to the district people are also listed.

Weights: 

1 tula=11.2gms

20 tulas=1 Ser

6 Sers=1 Paanch Ser

12 Sers=1 dhadiyam

4 dhadiyams=1 mandi (manumu)

Grains: 

2 Kunchams=1 irisa

2 irisas=1 thumu

5 thumus=1 edum

2 edums=1 pandum

2 pandums=1 putti

Measurements: 

4 veledus=1 bethedu (breadth of four fingers closed)

2 Janedus=1 mooredu

4 mooredus=1 baaredu

Distances: 

1 parlangu=2.5 miles

4 parlangus=1 amada (10 miles)

Time: 

60 vighadias=1 ghadia (24 mins)

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2 ghadias=1 muhurtam

7.5 ghadias=1 Jamu (three hours)

Depth: 

1 mattu=1 man’s height

1 kunta=1 cubit width and depth

1 gudhi=3 feet deep & 2 yards wide

Terms used to denote Time of the day: 

Repitala (Yakanneedi) 6AM – 9AM

Payitaala (amm(b)ala poddu)12Noon – 2PM

Pedda yesulla poddu 2PM – 4PM

Chinna Yesulla Poddu 4PM – 6PM

Mapitayaala (mapita jaamu)Evening till sunset

Sandhakada From Sunset to till 8PM

Sag(y)irapoddu Late night

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