A Comparative Table of the Metres

found in
Chandaḥśāstra, Vttaratnākara, & Vuttodaya

 

compiled by
Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
(January, 2004)

 

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A Comparative Table

 

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 1: Vaktra

2: Samavtta

3: Ardhasamavtta

4: Viṣamavtta

5: Gaṇacchandas

6: Mātrācchandas

Index of the Metres

 

Preface

This comparative table of the metres found in Chandaḥśāstra, Vttaratnākara, & Vuttodaya, has been complied as part of the on-going Vuttodaya project. The texts that have been used are as published elsewhere on this website.

The variant metres which are so abundant in the edition of Vttaratnākara have been included here, though they are placed in brackets to distinguish them from the more authentic metres belonging to that text.

I have also compiled a complete index of the metres, including the variant metres and the variant names which are only otherwise found in the footnotes, which should be of assistance to anyone searching for the description of a particular metre.

Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
January 2004