Ever heard any one say 'Thruti lo tappina pramadam'.
It means 'accident just missed'.
Thruti, infact is a measurement of time.
It is equal to 1/1687.5th of a second of a second.
paramanu is time taken for a person to blink his eye once. approx 4 seconds
vighati is 6 paramanu's approx 24 seconds.
Time metrics according various Hindu scales are given here.
Hindu units of measurement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shree Mahishasura Mardhini Sthotram
3 years ago