Demonstration:

Let’s say we wish to draw up a table which has 6 mātrā in the line.

1. Write the first line which consists of 3 guru-s.

1. −−−

2. Working from the left, under the first guru write a laghu.

1. −−−
2.

3. Copy the signs that are written to the right on the first line into the second line.

1. −−−
2. ⏑−−

4. To make up the number of Mātrā required add sufficient guru-s at the beginning of the line, but if the quantity required is odd, then first write a laghu, then whatever guru-s that are needed - here adding a guru would make 7 mātrā, which is too much so we add a laghu instead:

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−

5. Repeat instuctions 2 - 4 until a line with all laghu-s is reached.
2. Working from the left, under the first guru write a laghu.

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−
3.

3. Copy the signs that are written to the right on the first line into the second line.

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−
3. ⏑−

4. To make up the number of Mātrā required add sufficient guru-s at the beginning of the line, but if the quantity required is odd, then first write a laghu, then whatever guru-s that are needed.

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−
3. ⏑−⏑−

5. Repeat instuctions 2 - 4 until a line with all laghu-s is reached.
2. Working from the left, under the first guru write a laghu.

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−
3. ⏑−⏑−
4.

3. Copy the signs that are written to the right on the first line into the second line.

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−
3. ⏑−⏑−
4. ⏑⏑−

4. To make up the number of Mātrā required add sufficient guru-s at the beginning of the line, but if the quantity required is odd, then first write a laghu, then whatever guru-s that are needed.

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−
3. ⏑−⏑−
4. −⏑⏑−

5. Repeat instuctions 2 - 4 until a line with all laghu-s is reached.
2. Working from the left, under the first guru write a laghu.

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−
3. ⏑−⏑−
4. −⏑⏑−
5.

3. Copy the signs that are written to the right on the first line into the second line.

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−
3. ⏑−⏑−
4. −⏑⏑−
5. ⏑⏑⏑−

4. To make up the number of Mātrā required add sufficient guru-s at the beginning of the line, but if the quantity required is odd, then first write a laghu, then whatever guru-s that are needed.

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−
3. ⏑−⏑−
4. −⏑⏑−
5. ⏑⏑⏑⏑−

5. Repeat instuctions 2 - 4 until a line with all laghu-s is reached...

3 syllabic mātrā table:

1. −−−
2. ⏑⏑−−
3. ⏑−⏑−
4. −⏑⏑−
5. ⏑⏑⏑⏑−
6. ⏑−−⏑
7. −⏑−⏑
8. ⏑⏑⏑−⏑
9. −−⏑⏑
10. ⏑⏑−⏑⏑
11. ⏑−⏑⏑⏑
12. −⏑⏑⏑⏑
13. ⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑⏑