Bhujanga meter

Anand Hudli anandhudli at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 28 16:36:06 CDT 2000

On Wed, 28 Jun 2000 16:10:42 EDT, S. V. Subrahmanian
<svs_shankara at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

>You can see that the pattern is:
>  s-l-l-s-l-l-s-l-l-s-l-l
>Can't follow how vi and han above are 'l'.  They sound 's'.

Any short vowel before a conjunct consonant, gh+n=ghn in this case,
becomes long. So does a short vowel when followed by an anusvAra,
in this case ha + aM = han.

For more details, please see Apte's Sanskrit Dictionary.  He describes
a whole lot of different meters.


bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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