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2 . ( sm\ prvt ymn. In such a case if one counts the mAtrAs. ш\Bpяnpr\ pWEt prdoq  । t-y E-TrA\ rTgя dýtrgy?tA\ l#mF\ sd { v smEх\ prddAEt ш\B. । t ZArEvdc"qo. smprvEtк.) кdA sdAEшv\ Bя  ॥ 12॥ кdA EnElMpEnJ rFEnкякoVr  vsn^ Evm?tdm Et. Eшv  Et m\/mQcrn^ кdA sхF BvAMyhm^ ॥ 13॥ idm^ Eh En(ym  vm?tmttmottm\ -tv\ pW-mrb }vnnro EvшEdm  Ets\ttm^ । hr  grO sBE?tmAш yAEt nAyTA gEt\ Evmohn\ Eh  dEhnA\ sшkr-y Ec\tnm^ ॥ 14॥ pяAvsAnsmy  dшv?/gFt\ y. ॥ 11॥ dqEdvEc/tSpyoB яgmOE?tкsrяor^-gEr¤r(nlo¤yo. Suryansu Ray. shEdvp"p"yo. -TmяEl\ vhn^ । Evm?tlollocno llAmBAll`nк. Eшv. кlAEnDAnbDr. prяAmhFmh  dýyo. it is in a vRRitta chandaH. ॥ 8॥ prPSlnFlpkяprpcкAElmprBA-vlEMbкWкdlFzEcprbdкDrm^ । -mrEQCd\ prEQCd\ BvEQCd\ mхEQCd\ gяEQCdA\DкEQCd\ tm\tкEQCd\ Bя  ॥ 9॥ aхv ( agv ) sv mglAкlAкd\bmяrF }tm^ । rsprvAhmADrF Evя\BZAmDv -mrAtк\ prAtк\ BvAtк\ mхAtк\ gяAtкADкAtк\ tmtкAtк\ Bя  ॥ 10॥ яy(vdB }EvB }mB }mdяgmvs-EdvEng m(‡m-Pr(кrAlBAlh&yvAV^ । EDEmEdEmEdEm@vnmdgtgmgl @vEn‡mprvEt t prcXtAXv. sdA Eшr.com The chandaH used here is not AryAgIti. In fact it is not in a mAtrA chandaH.EnElMpEnJ rFDr-tnot кEttEsDr. one finds that all the feet have the same number of mAtrAs. In a vRRitta chandaH the sequence of laghu and guru syllables is uniform in all the four feet of a verse. suryansuray@yahoo. ॥ 15॥ ॥ iEt €FrAvZEvrEct\ EшvtAXv-to/\ s\pZ m^ ॥ A note from Dr. E€y\ яgdr\Dr.

there is a danger that all vRRitta chandaHs are identified a mAtrA chandaHs. In the shivatANDavastotram here. aAyA gFEt. which are exactly identical. each of these feet of 16 syllables can further be divided into two parts. Even after this one looks for an irregular viShamavRRitta.com Last updated January 23. We break into two the above scheme as follows: LGL — GLG — LG + LGL — GLG — LG This well-known metre is know as pa ncacAmara . The last shloka is not in each half verse. as described in chandoma njarI by GangAdAsa. 2011 http://sanskritdocuments. The procedure to identify a metre is that one first observes if there is a uniform pattern of laghu-guru syllables in all the four feet of a verse. It has been broken at the pause for Please send corrections to sanskrit@cheerful. one still looks for a pattern for an ardhasamavRRitt. each with 8 syllables. Consequently. Interestingly.and one wrongly identifies it as a mAtrA chandaH. If no uniform pattern is visible. Only after this one tests the verse for a mAtrA chandaH. each foot contains 16 syllables (akSharas) according to the following laghu-guru (L-G) scheme: LGL — GLG — LGL — GLG — LGL — G = 16 syllables.org 3 .

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