# Paramanu

**Paramanu** is a technical term in Jainism. It is defined as the smallest and indivisible particle of matter. It is one of the two types of Pudgala (matter), the other being Skandha.^{[1]}
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It also helps define smallest measure of space. All the Parmanus occupy exactly same amount of space. The measure of the space occupied by one Parmanu is called Pradesha.^{[citation needed]}