Śrutabodha by Śrīmat Kālidāsa

edited by
Vāsudev Laxmaṇ Shāstrī Paṇśīkar
(Bombay, 1906)

 

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Śrutabodha

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Sanskrit Prosody
(Chandaḥśāstra; Vttaratnākara; Śrutabodha; Sanskrit Buddha-carita)
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Sequential List of Metres

Alphabetical List of Metres

Āryā = 30 + 27 mātrā

Gīti = 30 + 30 mātrā

Upagīti = 27 + 27 mātrā

Pāṅkti = 5 syllables

Śaśivadanā = 6 syllables

Madalekhā = 7 syllables

Śloka = 8 + 8 syllables

Māṇavakākrīḍa = 8 syllables

Nagasvarūpiṇī = 8 syllables

Vidyunmālā = 8 syllables

Campakamālā = 10 syllables

Maṇimadhya = 9 syllables

Haṁsī = 10 syllables

Śālinī = 11 syllables

Dodhaka = 11 syllables

Indravajrā = 11 syllables

Upendravajrā = 11 syllables

Upajāti = 11 syllables

Ākhyānakī = 11 syllables

Rathoddhatā = 11 syllables

Svāgatā = 11 syllables

Vaiśvadevī = 12 syllables

Toṭaka = 12 syllables

Bhujaṅgaprayāta = 12 syllables

Drutavilambita = 12 syllables

Pramitākṣarā = 12 syllables

Hariṇīplutā = 11 + 12 syllables

Vaṁśasthavila = 12 syllables

Indravaṁśā = 12 syllables

Prabhāvatī = 13 syllables

Praharṣiṇī = 13 syllables

Vasantatilaka = 14 syllables

Mālinī = 15 syllables

Hariṇī = 17 syllables

Śikhariṇī = 17 syllables

Pthvī = 17 syllables

Mandākrāntā = 17 syllables

Śārdūlavikrīḍita = 19 syllables

Sragdharā = 21 syllables

 

Āryā = 30 + 27 mātrā

Ākhyānakī = 11 syllables

Indravaṁśā = 12 syllables

Indravajrā = 11 syllables

Upajāti = 11 syllables

Upagīti = 27 + 27 mātrā

Upendravajrā = 11 syllables

Gīti = 30 + 30 mātrā

Campakamālā = 10 syllables

Toṭaka = 12 syllables

Dodhaka = 11 syllables

Drutavilambita = 12 syllables

Nagasvarūpiṇī = 8 syllables

Pāṅkti = 5 syllables

Prabhāvatī = 13 syllables

Pramitākṣarā = 12 syllables

Praharṣiṇī = 13 syllables

Pthvī = 17 syllables

Bhujaṅgaprayāta = 12 syllables

Madalekhā = 7 syllables

Mandākrāntā = 17 syllables

Maṇimadhya = 9 syllables

Mālinī = 15 syllables

Māṇavakākrīḍa = 8 syllables

Rathoddhatā = 11 syllables

Vaṁśasthavila = 12 syllables

Vasantatilaka = 14 syllables

Vidyunmālā = 8 syllables

Vaiśvadevī = 12 syllables

Śaśivadanā = 6 syllables

Śārdūlavikrīḍita = 19 syllables

Śālinī = 11 syllables

Śikhariṇī = 17 syllables

Śloka = 8 + 8 syllables

Sragdharā = 21 syllables

Svāgatā = 11 syllables

Haṁsī = 10 syllables

Hariṇī = 17 syllables

Hariṇīplutā = 11 + 12 syllables

A Note on this Edition

What follows is a transliteration of the text of Śrutabodha as it appears in the edition by Paṇśīkar, which was published in Bombay in 1906 (Śrutabodha in this edition is attributed to Śrī Kālidāsa, but according to Monier-Williams (SED), it is elsewhere attributed to Śrī Vararuci, so that it's exact authorship appears to be uncertain). The text is found alongside the same editor's edition of Śrī Kedārabhaṭṭa's Vttaratnākara, the main work in the book, and Śrī Gaṅgādāsa's Chandomañjarī.

39 of the main metres in use in Sanskrit verse compositions are described in this work (these are also the main metres found in classical Pāḷi verse texts), and it therefore acts as a handy reference work for anyone with an interest in the subject. Other works on prosody, like Śrī Piṁgala's Chandaḥśāstra, and Śrī Kedārabhaṭṭa's Vttaratnākara, provide a more comprehensive list that include metres that are found only occasionally in the literature.

For reference in this edition I have added in the metrical markings - note that here = a light syllable; and a heavy syllable. I have also compiled a Table of Contents, and an Index arranged in the Sanskrit alphabetical order, and added a few notes to clarify certain points.

Ānandajoti Bhikkhu
2003/2547