EkakSara and other ingenious forms of Slokas
sreeni at ktp.uni-paderborn.de
Tue Jun 24 16:23:09 UTC 1997
> >EkakSara sloka i.e. "dadAdo dudda-dud-dAdI
> Arunakirinaatar has done something similar in his
> titattattat tittittititaatai...
There are 'plenty' of them in Telugu; Ekaakshara, dwitwaakshara, palindromes,
dwyarthi kaavya-s, use only: sa ri ga ma pa da ni, ..... you ask for it and
you get it!
A good start would be the compilations; _chaaTu padya maNimanjari_ and
_chaaTu padya ratnaakaram_ by Veturi Prabkakara Sastry and Deepala Picchayya
Sastry respectively. Many such verses are attributed to Tenali Ramakrishna
(aka Tenali Raman). Also check for pingaLi soorana's (one of the
'ashTadiggaja-s in Krishnadeva Raya of Vijayanagara's court) works;
_raaghava paanDaveeyam_ is probably the best example of a "dwvyarthi kaavya",
narrating the stories of both Ramayana and Bhaarata in same.
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