[INDOLOGY] Does anyone know of Sanskrit works that use 2nd-syllable

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 05:04:12 UTC 2015

Sri Nityanand Mishraji highlights many other chitrakaviva and alankAra
aspects of both gopIgItam and bhArgavarAghavIyam.
Following is from his post:

Please see entry number 4 on page 179 in my second prosody appendix
(Appendix II) of the Śrībhārgavarāghavīyam. I have attached the scan of the
page, the PDF can be downloaded here –


इन्दिरा is न र र ल ग x 4, with the caesura (यति) after the sixth syllable.
Another name of the metre is कनकमञ्जरी.

Examples –

1) From the गोपीगीतम्

जयति तेऽधिकं जन्मना ब्रजः श्रयत इन्दिरा शश्वदत्र हि।

दयित दृश्यतां दिक्षु तावकास्त्वयि धृतासवस्त्वां विचिन्वते॥ भा. १०-३१-१ ॥

This is मुद्रा अलङ्कार (embedding the name of the metre in the verse). Also
note the beauty that is obtained with the two parts of a foot beginning
with the same consonant, i.e. the first and seventh syllables of each foot
begin with the same consonant (जयति and जन्मना, श्रयत and शश्वत्, दयित and
दिक्षु, त्वयि and त्वाम्).

2) Nineteen verses from the twentieth canto of श्रीभार्गवराघवीयम् (२०-७३ to
२०-९१), here I produce the last one –


वनकसौख्यकृद्वर्धय स्वतां धनकबन्धुहन् धर्षयानयम्॥ २०-९१ ॥

Once again, मुद्रा अलङ्कार (embedding the name of the metre in the verse)
is present with the name कनकमञ्जरी. Also, both parts of each foot begin
with the same consonant (कनक- and कान्ति-, जनक- and जात-, वनक- and वर्धय, धनक
and धर्षय). All other 18 verses follow the same pattern of first and
seventh syllable of each quarter beginning with the same consonant.

Others can be read here –


Prof.Nagaraj Paturi

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