Puraan | Notes
Old Weight Measurement in India
This system, up to Tolaa, is still in use in India in talking language (not in theory) while talking among themselves about jewelry - as people still ask a jeweler "How many Tolaa is this necklace, or ring?" Then the jeweler will convert the presently used metric weight, say 11 Gram, and will tell, "It is about one Tolaa." Normally 1 Tolaa is equal to roughly 11 1/2 Gram.
8 Khaskhas (seeds of opium, a grain smaller than the size of mustard seed)
= 1 Chaaval (rice grain)
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/05
Updated on 06/01/13