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

Siva Senani Nori sivasenani at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 2 06:19:25 EDT 2020

Your understanding is right. The relevant rules are
संहितैकपदे नित्या नित्या धातूपसर्गयोः ।नित्या समासे वाक्ये तु सा विवक्षामपेक्षते ॥
Within a word (between dhatu and upasarga and in a samasta pada) and in poetry sandhi is compulsory; in a vaakya it is as per the wish of the speaker. 
  On Wed, 2 Sep 2020 at 2:57 pm, Raghav Kumar Dwivedula via Advaita-l<advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:   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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