[Advaita-l] What metre is this Sanskrit verse?
profvk at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 21 00:09:58 CDT 2005
A simple question on metre. Can some one help?
What metre is the following familiar Sanskrit shloka?:
yatra yatra raghunAtha-kIrtanaM
tatra tatra kRRitamastakAnjaliM /
mArutiM namata rAkshhasAntakaM //
An allied question:
What are the other metres with 11 syllables for each
quarter? I know 'Indra-vajra' each quarter of which goes
DA DA Da DA DA Da Da DA Da DA DA.
An example would be:
tvam-AdidevaH purushhaH purANaH (B.G. 11-38)
I know also 'Raja-Hamsi' which goes like
Da Da Da DA Da DA DA Da DA Da DA
The only example that I know for this is Bhagavatam 10-31-1
to 18. #1 here goes:
jayati tedhikaM janmanA vrajaH.
PraNAms to all lovers of Sanskrit poetry.
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