Śrutabodha by Śrīmat Kālidāsa

edited by

Vāsudev Laxmaṇ Shāstrī Paṇśīkar

(Bombay, 1906)

 

[Introduction]

 

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chandasāṁ lakṣaṇaṁ yena śrutamātreṇa budhyate |

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tamahaṁ saṁpravakṣyāmi śrutabodhamavistaram || 1 ||

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saṁyuktādyaṁ dīrghaṁ sānusvāraṁ visargasaṁmiśram |

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vijñeyamakṣaraṁ guru pādāntasthaṁ vikalpena || 2 ||

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P fn: some add the following verse at this point:

ādimadhyāvasāneṣu bhajasā yānti gauravam
yaratā lāghavaṁ yānti manau tu gurulāghavam
.

As Śrutabodha dispenses with the description by gaṇas, it seems that this verse is unwanted here, though it provides a fine summary of the gaṇa system.
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ekamātro bhaveddhrasvo dvimātro dīrgha ucyate |

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trimātrastu pluto jñeyo vyañjanaṁ cārdhamātrakam || 3 ||

 

[Mātrāchandas]

 

[Āryā = 30 + 27 mātrā]

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yasyāḥ pāde prathame dvādaśa mātrāstathā ttīye 'pi |

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aṣṭādaśa dvitīye caturthake pañcadaśa sāryā || 4 ||

 

[Gīti = 30 + 30 mātrā]

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āryāpūrvārdhasamaṁ dvitīyamapi bhavati yatra yatra bhavati.02 haṁsagate |

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chandovidastadānīṁ gītiṁ tāmamtavāṇi bhāṣante || 5 ||

 

[Upagīti = 27 + 27 mātrā]

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āryottarārdhatulyaṁ prathamārdhamapi prayuktaṁ cet |

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kāmini tāmupagītiṁ pratibhāṣante prakāśayante.03 mahākavayaḥ || 6 ||