Śrutabodha by Śrīmat Kālidāsa

edited by

Vāsudev Laxmaṇ Shāstrī Paṇśīkar

(Bombay, 1906)

 

[Akṣaracchandas]

 

[Pāṅkti = 5 syllables]

−⏑⏑−−,
ādyacaturthaṁ
pañcamakaṁ cet |
yatra guru syāt-
sākṣarapaṅktiḥ || 7 ||

 

[Śaśivadanā = 6 syllables]

⏑⏑⏑⏑−−,
agurucatuṣkaṁ
bhavati gurū dvau |
ghanakucayugme
śaśivadanāsau || 8 ||

 

[Madalekhā = 7 syllables]

−−−⏑⏑−−,
tūryaṁ pañcamakaṁ ced-
yatra syāllaghu bāle |
vidvadbhirmganetre
proktā sā madalekhā || 9 ||

 

[Śloka This metre is also known as Anuṣṭubha, and Vaktra. In the 5th , 6th , & 7th positions of the prior line, the following variations are allowed: ⏑⏑⏑; −⏑⏑; −,−−; & ,−⏑−.01 = 8 + 8 syllables]

−−−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−−⏑⏑¦⏑−⏑−
śloke ṣaṣṭhaṁ guru jñeyaṁ   sarvatra laghu pañcamam |

⏑⏑−−¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−−¦⏑−⏑−
dvicatuḥpādayorhrasvaṁ   saptamaṁ dīrghamanyayoḥ || 10 ||

−⏑−⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−⏑−⏑¦⏑−⏑−
pañcamaṁ laghu sarvatra   saptamaṁ dvicaturthayoḥ |

−−⏑⏑¦⏑−−−¦¦−−−−¦⏑−⏑−
ṣaṣṭhaṁ guru vijānīyādetatpadyasya lakṣaṇam || 11 ||

 

[Māṇavakākrīḍa This metre is called simply Māṇavaka in Vttaratnākara.02 = 8 syllables]

−⏑⏑−−⏑⏑−
ādigataṁ turyagataṁ
pañcamakaṁ cāntyagatam |
syādguru cetsaṁkathitaṁ tatkathitaṁ.03
māṇavakākrīḍamidam || 12 ||

 

[Nagasvarūpiṇī This metre is known as Pramāṇikā in Vttaratnākara.04 = 8 syllables]

⏑−⏑−⏑−⏑−,
dvituryaṣaṣṭhamaṣṭamaṁ
guru prayojitaṁ yadā |
tadā nivedayanti tāṁ
budhā nagasvarūpiṇīm || 13 ||

 

[Vidyunmālā = 8 syllables]

−−−−,−−−−
sarve varṇā dīrghā yasyāṁ
viśrāmaḥ syādvedairvedaiḥ |
vidvadvndairvīṇāvāṇi
vyākhyātā sā vidyunmālā || 14 ||

 

[Campakamālā = 10 syllables]

−⏑⏑−−,−⏑⏑−−
tanvi guru syādādyacaturthaṁ
pañcamaṣaṣṭhaṁ cāntyamupāntyam |
indriyabāṇairyatra virāmaḥ
sā kathanīyā campakamālā || 15 ||

 

[Maṇimadhya = 9 syllables]As the sequence of metres is ascending in quantity, this would appear to be out of place, as it is preceded, and followed, by metres of 10 syllables.05

−⏑⏑−−,−⏑⏑−
campakamālā yatra bhaved-
antyavihīnā premanidhe |
chandasi dakṣā ye kavayas-
tanmaṇimadhyaṁ -maṇibandhaṁ.06 te bruvate || 16 ||

 

[Haṁsī = 10 syllables]

−−−−,⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑−
mandākrāntāntyayatirahitā
sālaṁkāre yadi bhavati yā |
sā vidvadbhirdhruvamabhihitā
jñeyā haṁsī kamalavadane || 17 ||