[Advaita-l] Are sandhi rules essential to be followed while chanting gita verses?

Raghav Kumar Dwivedula raghavkumar00 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 05:26:45 EDT 2020

 For completeness. An example...
मूलान्यनुसन्ततानि 8 maatras

मू लान् य नु सन् त ता नि    8

मूलानि अनुसन्ततानि has 9 maatras
मू ला नि अ नु सन् त ता नि    9

छ्न्दोभङ्ग leads to changes in the number of maatraas which changes the
chandas itself.

Also in prose it's perhaps 'tolerable' to occasionally break the sandhi for
some ease of reading/comprehension, and do some pada vibhaaga, but
certainly not allowed in poetry. This is what I understand from Siva Senani
Ji's post.


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