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Sikh Stopwatch






1 Pehra

1 Ghari

1 Pal

1 Chasi

1 Visu

7.5 Gharia

60 Pal

30 Chasia

15 Visue

(3 hrs)

(24 mins)

(24 secs)

(0.8 secs)

(0.0533 secs)



ਵਿਸੁਏ ਚਸਿਆ ਘੜੀਆ ਪਹਰਾ ਥਿਤੀ ਵਾਰੀ ਮਾਹੁ ਹੋਆ ॥

visu▫e cẖasi▫ā gẖaṛī▫ā pahrā thiṯī vārī māhu ho▫ā.
The seconds, minutes and hours, days, weeks and months,
~ Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, Guru Nanak Sahib Ji, Ang 357, Pauri 17



Amrit Vela

Amrit Vela is a very important time for Sikhs and 'Pehra' timings have important implications for Amrit vela. Amrit vela is in the 4th pehra of the night and the time when all Sikhs must wake to wash, carry out simran and complete morning nitnem.

Days and Nights are divided into 8 pehra's. Each day (from sunrise to sunset) is split into 4 equal pehra's. Each night (from sunset to sunset) is also split into 4 equal pehra's. This means a pehra during the day in the Summer can be longer than a pehra at night in the Summer.

As seasons change and days become shorter or longer, Pehra can become longer or shorter (more than and less than 3 hours). Night time is the same. So, Amrit vela is likely to differ in various countries and seasons. However, it is fairly easy to work out the timing.

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