A Comparative Table of the Metres

found in

Chandaḥśāstra, Vttaratnākara, & Vuttodaya

 

2: Samavtta

Chandaḥśāstra: — Vttaratnākara: — Vuttodaya:

 

Uktā (1)

 

<--------------> — (Śrī 65) — <-------------->

 

Atyuktā (2)

 

<--------------> — (Strī 66) — <-------------->

−−

 

Madhyā (3)

 

<--------------> — (Nārī 67) — <-------------->

−−−

<--------------> — (Mgī 68) — <-------------->

−⏑−

 

Pratiṣṭhā (4)

 

<--------------> — (Kanyā 69) — <-------------->

−−−×. From hereon I mark the last syllable as anceps, meaning it may be naturally light or heavy, but it is always counted as heavy.01

 

Supratiṣṭhā (5)

 

<--------------> — (Pāṅkti 70) — <-------------->

−⏑⏑−×

 

Gāyatrī (6)

 

Tanumadhyā 6:2 — Tanumadhyā 71 — Tanumajjhā 44

−−⏑⏑−×

<--------------> — (Śaśivadanā 72) — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑−×

<--------------> — (Vasumatī 73) — <-------------->

−−⏑⏑⏑×

 

Uṣṇi (7)

 

<--------------> — Madalekhā 74 — <-------------->

−−−⏑⏑−×

Kumāralalitā 6:3 — (Kumāralalitā S, V) — Kumāralalitā 45

⏑−⏑⏑⏑−×

 

Anuṣṭubh (8)

 

Citrapadā 6:5 — Citrapadā 75 — Citrapadā 46

−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−×

Vidyunmālā 6:6 — Vidyunmālā 76 — Vijjummālā 47

−−−−−−−×

Māṇavakākrīḍitaka 6:4 — Māṇavaka 77 — Māṇavaka 48

−⏑⏑−−⏑⏑×

Haṁsaruta 6:7 — Haṁsaruta 78 — <-------------->

−−−⏑⏑⏑−×

Samānī 5:6 — Samānikā 79 — Samānikā 49

−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑ This metre is specifically said to end on a light syllable, cf. Ubbhāsaka & Vtta below.02

Pramāṇī 5:7 — Pramāṇikā 80 — Pamāṇikā 50

⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑×

Vitāna 5:8 — Vitāna 81 — <-------------->

⏑−⏑−−⏑−×

 

Bhatī (9)

 

Halamukhī 6:8 — Halamukhī 82 — Halamukhī 51

−⏑−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑×

BhujagaśIśustā 6:7 — Bhujagaśiśubhtā 83 — Bhujagasusubhatā 52

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−×

 

Paṅkti (10)

 

Śuddhavirāḍ 6:9 — Śuddhavirāḍ 84 — Suddhavirāja 53

−−−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

Paṇava 6:10 — Paṇava 85 — Paṇava 54

−−−⏑⏑⏑⏑−−×

Mayūrasāriṇī 6:12 — Mayūrasāriṇī 86 — <-------------->

−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−×

Rukmavatī 6:11 — Rukmavatī 87 — Rummavatī 55

−⏑⏑−−−⏑⏑−×

<--------------> — (Campakamālā P fn, S This metre is given its distinctive word-break only in Śrutabodha.03)— Campakamālā 57

−⏑⏑−−−⏑⏑−×

Mattā 6:13 — Mattā Called Haṁsī in a fn to P.04 88 — Mattā 56

−−−−⏑⏑⏑⏑−×

<--------------> — Manoramā 89 — Manoramā 58

⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑×

<--------------> — <--------------> — Ubbhāsaka 59

−−⏑−−−−⏑−⏑

Upasthitā 6:14 — Upasthitā Some manuscripts in both Vttaratnākara & Vuttodaya list this metre as having 10 syllables, and others as having 11. Chandaḥśāstra lists no variants but gives the metre as having 10 syllables.

Vttaratnākara lists an 11 syllable metre with the same name, but it bears no resemblance to the metre described here.
05
90 — Upaṭṭhitā 60

−−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑−×

 

Triṣṭubh (11)

 

Indravajrā 6:15 — Indravajrā 91 — Indavajirā 61

−−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−×

Upendravajrā 6:16 — Upendravajrā 92 — Upindavajirā 62

⏑−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−×

Upajāti 6:17 — Upajāti The most basic form of Upajāti is as here described, which allows for a combination of Indravajrā & Upendravajrā; but the metre may be a made up of mix of metres, not necessarily having 11 syllables. A common form of Upajāti, for instance, has a combination of Vaṁśastha & Indravaṁśā lines, both of which have 12 syllables.06 93 — Upajāti 63

⏓−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−×

<--------------> — Sumukhī 94 — Sumukhī 64

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑×

Dodhaka 6:18 — Dodhaka 95 — Dodhaka 65

−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−×

Śālinī 6:19 — Śālinī 96 — Sālinī 66

−−−−,−⏑−−⏑−×

Vātormi 6:20 — Vātormi 97 — Vātummī Vuttodaya alone defines the word-break, which it places after the 4th syllable.07 67

−−−−(,)⏑⏑−−⏑−×

Kuḍmaladantī 8:2 — Śrī 98 — Sirī 68

−⏑⏑−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑−×

Bhramaravilasita 6:21 — Bhramaravilasita 99 — <-------------->

−−−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑×

Rathoddhatā 6:22 — Rathoddhatā 100 — Rathoddhatā 69

−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

Svāgatā 6:23 — Svāgatā 101 — Svāgatā 70

−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−×

Vttā 6:24 — Vttā 102 — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−×

Śyenī 6:25 — (Śyenikā P, Dh Called Vaitikā in S.08)— <-------------->

−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑×

Vilāsinī 6:26 — <--------------> — <-------------->

⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−×

<--------------> — Bhadrikā 103 — Bhaddikā 71

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

<--------------> — (Mauktikamālā 104) — <-------------->

−⏑⏑−−⏑⏑⏑⏑−×

<--------------> — (Upasthitā Called Śikhaṇḍita in P fn.09 105) — <-------------->

⏑−⏑⏑⏑−−−⏑−×

 

Jagatī (12)

 

<--------------> — Candravartma 106 — <-------------->

−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑⏑⏑×

Vaṁśastha 6:28 — Vaṁśastha 107 — Vaṁsaṭṭha 72

⏑−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

Indravaṁśā 6:29 — Indravaṁśā 108 — Indavaṁsā 73

−−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

Toṭaka 6:31 — Toṭaka 109 — Toṭaka 74

⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑×

Drutavilambita 6:30 — Drutavilambita 110 — Dutavilambita 75

⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑×

Puṭa 6:32 — Puṭa 111 — Puṭa 76

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−,−⏑−×

Gaurī 8:5 — Pramuditavadanā 112 — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−−⏑×

Kusumavicitrā 6:35 — Kusumavicitrā 113 — Kusumavicittā 77

⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑⏑⏑⏑−×

Jaloddhatagati 6:33 — Jaloddhatagati 114 — <-------------->

⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑×

Tata 6:34 — <--------------> — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−−−⏑×

Bhujaṅgaprayāta 6:37 — Bhujaṅgaprayāta 115 — Bhujaṅgappayāta 78

⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−×

Sragviṇī 6:38 — Sragviṇī 116 — <-------------->

−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑×

<--------------> — Priyaṁvadā 117 — Piyaṁvadā 79

⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

<--------------> — (Maṇimālā 118) — <-------------->

−−⏑⏑−−,−−⏑⏑−×

<--------------> — Lalitā 119 — Lalitā 80

−−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

Pramitākṣarā 6:39 — Pramitākṣarā 120 — Pamitakkharā 81

⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑×

Kāntotpīḍā 6:40 — <--------------> — <-------------->

−⏑⏑−−−⏑⏑−−−×

<--------------> — Ujjvalā 121 — Ujjvalā 82

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑×

Vaiśvadevī 6:41 — Vaiśvadevī 122 — Vessadevī 83

−−−−−,−⏑−−⏑−×

Vāhinī 6:42 — <--------------> — <-------------->

−−⏑⏑−−−−−⏑−×

Jaladharamālā 8:4 — Jaladharamālā 123 — <-------------->

−−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑−−−×

Navamālinī 6:43 — Navamālikā 124 — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−×

Cañcalākṣikā The same metre is called Gaurī at 8:5. In a footnote to the P edition of VR, the metre is called: Mandākinī.10 6:36 — <--------------> — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−−⏑×

<--------------> — (Prabhā 125) — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,⏑−−⏑×

Lalanā 8:6 — <--------------> — <-------------->

−⏑⏑−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑×

<--------------> — (Mālanī Called Tatī in P fn. 11 126) — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

Varatanu 8:3 — <--------------> — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑,⏑−⏑−⏑×

<--------------> — Abhinavatāmarasa 127 — Tāmarasa 84

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑−×

<--------------> — <--------------> — Kamalā 85

⏑⏑−⏑−−⏑⏑−⏑−×

 

Atijagatī (13)

 

Kuṭilagatī (1) 8:7 — Kṣamā Called Candrikā in P, S, & Dh.12 128 — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,−⏑−−⏑×

Praharṣiṇī 7:1 — Praharṣiṇī 129 — Paharsiṇī 86

−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−×

Rucirā 7:2 — Atirucirā 130 — Rucirā 87

⏑−⏑−,⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

Mattamayūra 7:3 — Mattamayūra 131 — <-------------->

−−−−,−⏑⏑−−⏑⏑−×

Gaurī 7:4 — <--------------> — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−×

Kanakaprabhā 8:7 — Mañjubhāṣiṇī 132 — <-------------->

⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

 

Śakvarī (14)

 

Asaṁbādhā 7:5 — Asaṁbādhā 133 — <-------------->

−−−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−×

Aparājitā 7:6 — Aparājitā 134 — Aparājitā 88

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,⏑−⏑⏑−⏑×

Praharaṇakalitā 7:7 — Praharaṇakalitā 135 — Paharaṇakalitā 89

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑×

Vasantatilakā 7:8 — Vasantatilakā This metre is known as Siṁhonnata to the teacher Kāśyapa; and as Uddharṣiṇī (Uddharsiṇī) to Saitava.13 136 — Vasantatilakā 90

−−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑−×

Varasundarī 8:9 — (Induvadanā P, V, S) — <-------------->

−⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑⏑−×

Kuṭilā 8:10 — <--------------> — <-------------->

−−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,−−−×

 

Atiśakvarī (15)

 

Candrāvartā 7:11 — Śaśikalā 139 — Sasikalā 91

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑×

Mālā 7:12 — Sraj 140 — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑×

Maṇiguṇanikara 7:13 — Maṇiguṇanikara 141 — Maṇiguṇanikara 92

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑×

Mālinī 7:14 The word-break is not defined in ChŚā.14 — Mālinī 142 — Mālinī 93

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−,−⏑−−⏑−×

<--------------> — Prabhadrakā 143 — Pabhaddakā 94

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

<--------------> — (Elā 144) — <-------------->

⏑⏑−⏑−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−×

<--------------> — (Candralekhā 145) — <-------------->

−−−−⏑−−,−−⏑−−⏑−×

 

Aṣṭi (16)

 

ṣabhagajavilasita 7:15 — ṣabhagajavilasita 146 — <-------------->

−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑×

<--------------> — Vāṇinī 147 — Vāṇinī 95

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−×

Śailaśikhā 8:11 — <--------------> — <-------------->

−⏑⏑−,⏑−⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑−⏑⏑×

Varayuvatī 8:12 — <--------------> — <-------------->

−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑×

 

Atyaṣṭi (17)

 

Śikhariṇī 7:20 — Śikhariṇī 148 — Sikhariṇī 96

⏑−−−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑⏑⏑×

Pthvī 7:17 — Pthvī 149 — <-------------->

⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−,⏑⏑⏑−⏑−−⏑×

Vaṁśapatrapatita 7:18 — Vaṁśapatrapatita 150 — <-------------->

−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑×

Hariṇī 7:16 — Hariṇī 151 — Hariṇī 97

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,−−−−,⏑−⏑⏑−⏑×

Mandākrāntā 7:19 — Mandākrāntā 152 — Mandakkantā 98

−−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,−⏑−−⏑−×

Atiśāyinī 8:13 — (Atiśāyinī P fn) — <-------------->

⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑−,⏑⏑⏑−⏑−×

Avitatha 8:14 — <--------------> — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑×

<--------------> — (Narkuṭaka 153) — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−,⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑⏑×

Kokilaka 8:15 — Kokilaka 154 — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−,⏑⏑⏑−⏑⏑,−⏑⏑×

 

 

Dhti (18)

 

Kusumitalatāvellitā 7:21 — Kusumitalatāvellitā 155 — Kusumitalatāvellitā 99

−−−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,−⏑−−⏑−×

Vibudhapriyā 8:16 — (Karibāṇakha S, P fn) — <-------------->

−⏑−⏑⏑−⏑−,⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑−⏑×

Nārācaka 8:17 — (Siṁhavikrīḍita S) — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑×

 

 

Atidhti (19)

 

Śārdūlavikrīḍita 7:22 — Śārdūlavikrīḍita 156 — Saddūlavikkīḷita 101

−−−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−,−−⏑−−⏑×

Vismitā 8:18 — (Meghavisphūrjitā S, Dh) — Meghavipphujjitā 100

⏑−−−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,−⏑−−⏑−×

 

 

Kti (20)

 

Suvadanā 7:23 — Suvadanā 157 — <-------------->

−−−−⏑−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,−−⏑⏑⏑×

Vtta 7:24 — Vtta 158 — Vutta 102

−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑

Śaśivadanā 8:19 — <--------------> — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−,⏑⏑−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑×

 

 

Prakti (21)

 

Sragdharā 7:25 — Sragdharā 159 — Saddharā 103

−−−−⏑−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,−⏑−−⏑−×

 

 

Ākti (22)

 

Madrakā 7:26 — Bhadrakā 160 — Bhaddakā 104

−⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−,⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−×,

 

 

Vikti (23)

 

Aśvalalitā 7:27 — Aśvalalitā 161 — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−,⏑−⏑⏑⏑−⏑−⏑⏑⏑−×,

Mattākrīḍā 7:28 — Mattākrīḍā 162 — <-------------->

−−−−−−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−×,

 

 

Saṅkti (24)

 

Tanvī 7:29 — Tanvī 163 — <-------------->

−⏑⏑−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,−⏑⏑−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−×,

 

Atikti ChŚā: Abhiktiḥ.15 (25)

 

Krauñcapadā 7:30 — Krauñcapadā 164 — <-------------->

−⏑⏑−−,−⏑⏑−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−×,

 

 

Utkti (26)

 

Bhujaṅgavijmbhita 7:31 — Bhujaṅgavijmbhita 165 — <-------------->

−−−−−−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−,⏑−⏑⏑−⏑−×,

Apavāhaka 7:32 — Apavāha 166 — <-------------->

−−−⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑,⏑⏑−−−×,

 

 

Daṇḍaka (27+)

 

Caṇḍavṣṭiprayāta 7:34 — Caṇḍavṣṭiprayāta 167 — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑×

<--------------> — Arṇa 168 — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑×

Pracita 7:36 — Pracitaka 169 — <-------------->

⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−−⏑−×