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Time: A Mystery

Updated on April 20, 2018

Time flow like a river, when it begin its flow, it never returns. After the origin of Universe, how many hours had finished and how many hours need to forward to the end of this Great Universe? Like this universe, when was the beginning and the end of Time? My purpose here is not to write a philosophy about time or not to led to the scientific theories of time. Here I try to explain some interesting facts about time.

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A New Clock

Presently, we use the time system in which 86,400 seconds constitute a day (60 x 60 x 24). It means one rotation of the earth is divided into 86,400 equal seconds. Do You imagine a new clock in which the speed of seconds increase 16% more than present seconds ? Imagine that 0.864 seconds of present time system will be one second in that new clock. Thus we can divide the rotation of earth into 100,000 equal seconds. Do you imagine that the 24 hours of nowadays diminished to just 10 hours in a new clock. If 2 hours and 24 minutes of the existing time system will become just an hour, and the length of an hour will increase 2.66 times. Then we can divide the total 100,000 seconds of that new clock into ten, 10,000 seconds should be an hour. These 10,000 seconds can be divided by 100 times into minutes of 100 seconds. Thus 10 hours x 100 minutes x 100 seconds will form a day.

Decimal Clock

Between AD 1793 to 1805, the French Revolutionary Rulers accepted the decimal time system as describes above. In the rest of the world, the earth needed 24 hours for one rotation within day, but in France, earth needed just 10 hour to complete a rotation due to the decimal clock....! At midnight, the clock rang 24 times in other parts of the world at that period, but in France the clocks rang only 10 times....!. In other parts of the world, when people slept 8 hours per day, French man took only three hours for rest. Also French people used just 3 hours to work for their livelihood, while others had to work 8 hours for the same remuneration...! All of the above was due to the acceptance of decimal clock in France after the French Revolution. The French revolutionary leaders, also accepted the Decimal Calender in lieu of the Gregorian Calender. In a Decimal Calendar, One week takes 10 days and one year ended in 10 months also. The reason behind these changes was, the utterly hatred of the French Revolutionary leaders with the Religious and Royal systems, which they wanted to dig into the soil of history....!


Every nation now follows seven days week system. The name of weeks represent the name of celestial bodies. Sunday represent Sun; Monday- Moon; Tuesday - Mars; Wednesday - Mercury; Thursday - Jupiter; Friday - Venus; and Saturday - Saturn. In almost nations, in almost languages, the meaning of the weeks are same. In India, there are two language groups exist - Aryan ( Indo- European) and Dravidian. In India, the names and meanings of weeks are as same as the above European system. This may be due to the reason that the origin of the Aryan language Sanskrit and the European languages are from a same source. Sanskrit language exerts a great influence not only on Indian languages, But also on almost South East Asian languages like Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Lao, Nepali, Sinhala, Burmese, Khmer, Mangolian, Javanese etc through the spread of Buddhism and Hinduism from India. All the above languages follows the Classical languages of India like Sanskrit and Prakrit or Pali for their cultural and religious ceremonies and names. East Asian languages like Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tibetan are follows the same system for naming of weeks. Semitic languages like Hebrew, Arabian and the languages influenced by Arabian such as Persian, Kurdish, Turkic are e3xempted from the above system and Day one to Day Seven are the names of the week. After six working days, there is a weekend for resting and to entertain. in most of the nations, Sunday is a day for rest and leisure.

But in Soviet Russia from 1929 to 1940, a different type of week system had existed. The Soviet Rulers tested Five Days and Six Days week system during that period. But these systems had failed and the Seven Day system reintroduced on 27th June 1940 in Soviet Union.


A specific time is required for the Earth for one rotation on its imaginative axis and one revolution around the sun. Day and year are formed on the basis of this. All other concepts of time like second, minute, hour, week, month and others are formed out from the imagination of man. This imagination of man helped him for best time management and high progress of mankind. In the Gregorian calender Seven months have 31 days, while only four months have 30 days and February is an exceptional case. If the year 2014 begin on Wednesday, 2015 will begin on Thursday and next year will begin on Friday, but 2017 will not begin on Saturday. It will begin on Sunday because 2016 will have 366 days as it is a Leap year. 364 of an year can be divided by seven days of a week. If we imagine one or two days of an year is the FALLING DAYS of an year ( the first and second falling day of the last day of an year), every year will begin on a specific day in a week. These falling days can be celebrate world wide as same as NEW YEAR, these days should be celebrate because such days are very rare in our short life span.

French and Soviet Rulers teach us we can change them again and again for best time management. An year is divided into 12 months. The only defect in the division is the uncertainty in the number of days. First day of each months will begin in different day s of the week. Imagine that every first day of the month starts specifically on Sunday or Monday. Every 1st, 8th,15th and 22nd day of every month will start in Sunday or Monday. If we can manage our time more sharply, Is it possible. Yes, it is possible. How?

In the near future or far future, it may be decided by the world nations to arrange the calender with 13 months instead of 12 months in the present calender system and each month may be included with 28 days. Last two days in leap years and one day in other years may be taken to considered as the Falling Day or Days of a specific year. Change is essential and the world is on the path of evolution, since these imagination may come as truth, if it is essential thing in that time...!!!


DO you know how many calenders exist in the world? Every nations, every religion, every race, every sub race and every language groups have their own Calenders. In India, our national calender is Shaka Era, Chaitra is the first month and Phalguna is the last month. Buddhist Calender also follows the same system of and names of Hindu Calender.This is because both religions originated in the same land and interrelated each other. In Kerala is my State in India which follows Malayalam or Kollam Era calender to celebrate our local festivals like Thiruvonam, Thiruvathira, Vishu etc. Every states in India have their own calender. Kali Era and Vikrama Era are some oldest calenders in India. Muslims Calender is Hijri which follows the lunar year system with the duration of 12 months of 364 to 365 days. In every parts of the world, Gregorian calender is now accepted for their civil purposes and their national or local calender for their religious purposes.

Evolution of Time System

The time systems like hour and months are formed in today's form after the evolution of millenniums. Many changes had occurred and it may be the subject of changes for future. We can not predict the existence duration of humankind in the world. It may be survived millions of years ahead. If it occur, no doubt that the time system will change again and again.

Time Management of a person is very essential for his success in his life. A lazy person do not care much about the flow of time. But a victorious take his whole life span with in his palm. He makes a whole life planning and also change his plans at certain points. He will be very happy, even at the dusk of his life. But a lazy one may immerse in gloomy even in the mid or hot period of his life. Through best time management and planning, we can diminish the intensity of the tragedies in our life and can rises from the ashes like a Phoenix.

All the time is evolved on the basis of rotation and revolution of the globe. A day and night and an year will occur spontaneously without stop, even if all of the clocks made by human are at rest. All time management systems invented by humans are more sharp and mi=ore accurate than its beginning. It is a fact that some obscurity that persist there. For example, in decimal clock, we can easily find out how much percent of time had passed. When at 09: 10; 10 in the decimal clock, 91.01% of the day had reached. It is not easy in the present 24 hour system of clock to find out the percent of time of the day. Also the the name of the week and the day of the months should be harmonious than the present system. Best arrangement of time system is the best way for best time management, which will help human to lead a more good life and to serve the other co-existing living organism in the contemporary world.

Do you agree with the opinion that name of the week and the day of the month should be harmonious to each other for best time management?

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