From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Dvitala, DvitAla, Dvitaala
Dvitāla literally means ‘measuring two tālas’.
- Tāla means measurement of the length of the face, which is equal to the span.
- Dvitāla means two tālas or spans equal to 24 aṅgulas.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore