Vaktra (ChŚā, VR), Vatta (Vutt)

 

There are no tables outlined in the prosodies for analysing the Vaktra metre, but as it is the most important metre found in both Sanskrit and Pāḷi texts, I simply enumerate the varieties that are envisaged in the works on prosody:

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−−−¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑− (x2), Pathyāvaktra (ChŚā, VR), Pathyāvatta (Vutt)

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑−¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−−− (x2), Viparītavaktra (ChŚā, VR), Viparītapathyāvatta (Vutt)

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑⏑⏑−¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−−− (x2), Capalāvaktra (ChŚā, VR), Capalāvatta (Vutt)

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑⏑⏑−¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑− (x2), Navipulā (ChŚā, VR, Vutt) [vipulā 1]

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑⏑⏑− (x4), Saitava's Navipulā (ChŚā, VR), Setava's Navipulā (Vutt)

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−⏑⏑−¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑− (x2), Bhavipulā (ChŚā, VR, Vutt) [vipulā 2]
⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−⏑⏑− (x4) Saitava's Bhavipulā (ChŚā, VR), Setava's Bhavipulā Vutt)

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−⏑−−¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑− (x2) Ravipulā (ChŚā, VR, Vutt) [vipulā 4]
⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−⏑−− (x4) Saitava's Ravipulā (ChŚā, VR), Setava's Ravipulā (Vutt)

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−−⏑−¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑− (x2) Tavipulā (ChŚā, VR, Vutt) [vipulā 6]
⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−−⏑− (x4) Saitava's Tavipulā (ChŚā, VR), Saitava's Tavipulā (Vutt)

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−−− (x4) (ChŚā) Yavaktra ?

The following are not listed in the prosodies, but occur frequently in the texts:

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦−,−−⏓¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑⏓ (x2) Mavipulā [vipulā 3]

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑⏑−⏓¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑⏓ (x2) Savipulā [vipulā 5]

⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑⏓¦¦⏓⏓⏓⏓¦⏑−⏑⏓ (x2) Javipulā, a.k.a. Anuṣṭupvipulā, Anuṭṭhubhavipulā