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Āryā Capalā (ChŚā, VR), Ariya Capalā (Vutt)
The Āryā Capalā is a kind of Āryā, but with a much more restricted opening. First I illustrate the Mahācapalā which has the same restrictions in both lines, so that the shape of the verse looks like this:
1st line:
1^{st} |
2^{nd} |
3^{rd} |
4^{th} |
5^{th} |
6^{th} |
7^{th} |
8^{th} |
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2nd line:
1^{st} |
2^{nd} |
3^{rd} |
4^{th} |
5^{th} |
6^{th} |
7^{th} |
8^{th} |
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That gives the following possibilities for the first line: 2 × 1 × 1 × 1 × 2 × 2 × 4 × 1, and they may be pathyā or vipulā, so that gives 32 metres; the second line has the following possibilities: 2 × 1 × 1 × 1 × 2 × 1 × 4 × 1, and they may be pathyā or vipulā, so that gives 16 metres.
Therefore in the Mahācapalā series, there may be 32 × 16 metres = 256.
Some times the Capalā occurs in the 1st line and the Pathyā in the 2nd, in which case it is known as Mukhacapalā:
1st line:
1^{st} |
2^{nd} |
3^{rd} |
4^{th} |
5^{th} |
6^{th} |
7^{th} |
8^{th} |
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⏑−⏑ |
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2nd line:
1^{st} |
2^{nd} |
3^{rd} |
4^{th} |
5^{th} |
6^{th} |
7^{th} |
8^{th} |
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The possibilities are then: 32 × 6,400, which means there are a possible 204,800 metres in the Mukhcapalā series.
If the Capalā is in the posterior line it is known as Jaghanacapalā:
1st line:
1^{st} |
2^{nd} |
3^{rd} |
4^{th} |
5^{th} |
6^{th} |
7^{th} |
8^{th} |
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⏑−⏑ |
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2nd line:
1^{st} |
2^{nd} |
3^{rd} |
4^{th} |
5^{th} |
6^{th} |
7^{th} |
8^{th} |
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⏑−⏑ |
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The possibilities are then: 16 × 12,800, which means there are also a possible 204,800 metres in the Jaghanacapalā series.