Pahar/ Pehar/ Peher Meaning [पहर]

Pahar or Peher is a Hindi word which doesn't exactly find an English equivalent.

Pahar [or prahar, प्रहर, in Tatsam/Sanskrit] is one division of a day under the system where a day [and night] is divided into eight parts, one part consisting of three hours. There are supposed to be four pahars in daytime and four during the night.

The word dopahar comes out of this, which means the second pahar, and loosely translates to afternoon, though the third 'pahar' of day begins in the afternoon itself.

Note: The Prahar mentioned here is different from Prahaar [प्रहार], which means a strike, an attack.

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