Sanskrit metres


Gāyatrī chanda consists of 3 pādas, 8 +8+8=24 vāyu gulikas ( sillables )

Uṣṇik chanda (metre) consists of 3 pādas ( lines ), 8+8+12=28 vāyu gulikas

Anuṣṭup chanda consists of 4 pādas, 8+8+8+8=32 vāyu gulikas

Bṛhati chanda consists of 4 pādas, 8+8+12+8=36 vāyu gulikas

Paṅkti chanda consists of 5 pādas, 8+8+8+8+8=40 vāyu gulikas

Triṣṭup Chanda consists of 4 pādas, 11+11+11+11=44 vāyu gulikas

Jagatī chanda consists of 4 pādas, 12+12+12+12=48 vāyu gulikas

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