A Comparative Table of the Metres

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Chandaḥśāstra, Vttaratnākara, & Vuttodaya

 

1: Vaktra

Chandaḥśāstra — Vttaratnākara — Vuttodaya:

 

Vaktra 5:9-13 — Vaktra 43 — Vatta 116

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−−× x 4

 

Pathyāvaktra 5:14 — Pathyāvaktra 44 — Pathyāvatta 117

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−−צ¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑× x 2

 

Viparītavaktra 5:15 — Viparītavaktra 45 — Viparītavatta 118

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑צ¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−−× x 2

 

Capalāvaktra 5:16 — Capalāvaktra 46 — Capalāvatta 119

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑⏑⏑צ¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−−× x 2

 

Vaktra bhavipulā 5:17-19 — Vaktra bhavipulā 49 — Vatta bhavipulā 122

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−⏑⏑צ¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑× x 2 (according to Piṁgala)
−−⏑−¦−⏑⏑× x 4 (according to Saitava) Although the last syllable is marked as anceps, it is normally heavy, the same applies to navipulā below.01

 

Vaktra ravipulā 5:17-19 — Vaktra ravipulā 50 — Vatta ravipulā 123

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−⏑−צ¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑× x 2 (according to Piṁgala)
−−⏑−¦−⏑−× x 4 (according to Saitava) Although it is not stated in any of the prosodies, it is noticeable that Ravipulā, normally has a caesura after the 4th syllable.02

 

Vaktra navipulā 5:17-19 — Vaktra navipulā 51 — Vatta navipulā 124

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑⏑⏑צ¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑× x 2 (according to Piṁgala) This then is the same as Capalāvaktra above. 03
⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑⏑⏑× x 4 (according to Saitava)

 

Vaktra tavipulā 5:17-19 — Vaktra tavipulā 52 — Vatta tavipulā 125

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−−⏑צ¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑× x 2 (according to Piṁgala)
⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−−⏑× x 4 (according to Saitava) There are 3 other possibilities that are not recognized in the prosodies, but which are found in the texts, the most important is Mavipulā: ⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−,−−−¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑− x 2; the second is Javipulā: ⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑−¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑− x 2 (otherwise known as the Anuṣṭubvipulā, or Anuṭṭhubhavipulā; the other is Savipulā: ⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑⏑−−¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑− x 2.04