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agn~'vilo  sa jola'se m~ va'rdhantu v~ O gira'  | dyu mnairv~je'bhi r~ga'tam ||


v~ja'lca me prasa valca' me  praya'tilca me  prasi'tilca me dhY tilca' me  kratu'lca me

svara'lca me  lloka'lca me lr~ valca' me  lruti'lca me  jyoti'lca me  suva'lca me pr~ oalca' me'p~ nalca' me vy~ nalca  me'su'lca me ci ttaO ca' ma  ~dhY'taO ca me  v~kca' me  mana'lca me  caklu'lca me  lrotra'O ca me  dakla'lca me  bala'O ca ma  oja'lca me  saha'lca ma  ~yu'lca me ja r~ ca' ma ~ tm~ ca' me ta n lca' me  larma' ca me  varma' ca me 'dg~'ni ca me 'sth~ni' ca me  par D'li ca me  larY'r~oi ca me || 1||


jyail hya'O ca ma  ~dhi'patyaO ca me ma nyulca' me  bh~ma'lca  me'ma'lca  me'mbha'lca me je m~ ca' me mahi m~ ca' me vari m~ ca' me prathi m~ ca' me va rlm~ ca' me dr~ghu y~ ca' me

v  ddhaO ca' me  v ddhi'lca me sa tyaO ca' me lra ddh~ ca' me  jaga'cca me  dhana'O ca me  vala'lca me  tvili'lca me krY y~ ca' me  moda'lca me j~ taO ca' me jani lyam~'oaO ca me s  ktaO ca' me suk  taO ca' me vi ttaO ca' me  vedya'O ca me bh  taO ca' me bhavi lyacca' me su gaO ca' me su patha'O ca ma   ddhaO ca' ma   ddhi'lca me kl  ptaO ca' me  kl pti'lca me ma tilca' me suma tilca' me || 2||


laO ca' me  maya'lca me pri yaO ca' me'nuk~ malca' me  k~ma'lca me saumana salca' me bha draO ca' me  lreya'lca me  vasya'lca me  yala'lca me  bhaga'lca me  dravi'oaO ca me ya nt~ ca me dha rt~ ca me  klema'lca me  dh ti'lca me  vilva'O ca me  maha'lca me sa Ovicca' me  js~tra'O ca me  s lca' me pra s lca' me  sYra'O ca me la yalca' ma   taO ca' me 'm ta'O ca me'ya klmaO ca  me'n~'mayacca me jY v~tulca me dYrgh~yu tvaO ca' me'nami traO ca  me'bha'yaO ca me su gaO ca' me  laya'naO ca me s  l~ ca' me su dina'O ca me || 3||


 rkca' me s  n t~' ca me  paya'lca me  rasa'lca me gh  taO ca' me  madhu' ca me  sagdhi'lca me  sapY'tilca me k  lilca' me  v l i'lca me  jaitra'O ca ma  audbhi'dyaO ca me ra yilca' me  r~ya'lca me pu l aO ca' me  pul i'lca me vi bhu ca' me pra bhu ca' me ba hu ca' me  bh ya'lca me p  roaO ca' me p  roata'raO ca  me'kli'tilca me  k ya'v~lca  me'nna'O ca  me'klu'cca me vrY hiya'lca me  yav~"lca me  m~l~"lca me  til~"lca me mu dg~lca' me kha lv~"lca me  go dh m~"lca me ma sur~"lca me pri yadga'valca  me'oa'valca me ly~ mak~"lca me  nY v~r~"lca me || 4||


alm~' ca me  m tti'k~ ca me gi raya'lca me  parva't~lca me  sika't~lca me  vana spata'yalca me  hira'oyaO ca  me'ya'lca me  sYsa'O ca me  trapu'lca me ly~ maO ca' me lo haO ca' me 'gnilca' ma  ~pa'lca me vY rudha'lca ma  ola'dhayalca me k l apa cyaO ca' me'k l apa cyaO ca' me gr~ my~lca' me pa lava' ~ra oy~lca' ya jsena' kalpant~O vi ttaO ca me  vitti'lca me bh  taO ca' me  bh ti'lca me vasu' ca me vasa tilca' me  karma' ca me  lakti'lca  me'rtha'lca ma  ema'lca ma  iti'lca me  gati'lca me || 5||


a gnilca' ma  indra'lca me  soma'lca ma  indra'lca me savi t~ ca' ma  indra'lca me  sara'svatY ca ma  indra'lca me p  l~ ca' ma  indra'lca me  b ha spati'lca ma  indra'lca me mi tralca' ma  indra'lca me  varu'oalca ma  indra'lca me  tval ~' ca ma  indra'lca me dh~ t~ ca' ma  indra'lca me  vilou'lca ma  indra'lca me 'lvinau'  ca ma  indra'lca me ma ruta'lca  ma  indra'lca me  vilve' ca me de v~ indra'lca me p thi vY ca ' ma  indra'lca me 'ntari'klaO ca  ma  indra'lca me  dyaulca' ma  indra'lca me  dila'lca ma  indra'lca me m  rdh~ ca' ma  indra'lca me pra j~pa'tilca ma  indra'lca me || 6||


a D lulca' me ra lmilca  me'd~"bhyalca  me'dhi'patilca ma up~ D lulca' me'ntary~ malca' ma aindrav~ya lca' me maitr~varu oalca' ma ~lvi nalca' me pratipra sth~na'lca me lu kralca' me ma nthY ca' ma ~graya oalca' me vailvade valca' me dhru valca' me vailv~na ralca' ma  tugra h~lca' me'tigr~ hy~"lca ma aindr~ gnalca' me vailvade v~lca' me

marutva tYy~"lca me m~he ndralca' ma ~di tyalca' me s~vi tralca' me s~rasva talca' me pau loalca' me p~tnYva talca' me h~riyoja nalca' me || 7||


i dhmalca' me ba rhilca' me  vedi'lca me  dhiloi'y~lca me  sruca'lca me cama s~lca' me  gr~v~'oalca me  svara'valca ma upara v~lca' me'dhi lava'oe ca me drooakala lalca' me v~ya vy~'ni ca me p ta bh cca' ma ~dhava nYya'lca ma  ~gnY"dhraO ca me havi rdh~na'O ca me g  h~lca' me  sada'lca me puro y~l~"lca me paca t~lca' me'vabh  thalca' me

svag~k~ ralca' me || 8||


a gnilca' me gha rmalca' me 'rkalca' me  s rya'lca me pr~ oalca' me'lvame dhalca' me p thi vY ca  me'di'tilca me  diti'lca me  dyaulca' me   lakkva'rYra dgula'yo  dila'lca me ya jsena' kalpant~ m kca' me  s~ma' ca me  stoma'lca me  yaju'lca me dY kl~ ca' me  tapa'lca ma   tulca' me vra taO ca'  me'hor~ trayo"rv  l y~ b 'hadrathanta re ca' me ya jsena' kalpet~m || 9||


garbh~"lca me va ts~lca' me  tryavi'lca me trya vY ca' me ditya v~  ca' me dityau hY ca' me  pasc~'vilca me pasc~ vY ca' me triva tsalca' me triva ts~ ca' me turya v~  ca' me turyau hY ca' me pal ha v~  ca' me pal hau hY ca' ma u kl~ ca' me va l~ ca' ma  la bhalca' me ve hacca' me'na yv~sca' me dhe nulca' ma  ~yu'rya jsena' kalpat~O pr~ oo ya jsena' kalpat~map~ no ya jsena' kalpat~O vy~ no ya jsena' kalpat~ O caklu'rya jsena' kalpat~ D  lrotra'O ya jsena' kalpat~ O mano' ya jsena' kalpat~ O v~gya jsena' kalpat~m~ tm~ ya jsena' kalpat~O ya jso ya jsena' kalpat~m  || 10 ||


ek~' ca me ti sralca' me  pasca' ca me sa pta ca' me  nava' ca ma  ek~'dala ca me  trayo'dala ca me  pasca'dala ca me sa ptada'la ca me  nava'dala ca ma  eka'viDlatilca me  trayo'viDlatilca me  pasca'viDlatilca me sa ptaviD'latilca me  nava'viDlatilca ma  eka'triDlacca me  traya'striDlacca me  cata'sralca me 'l au ca' me  dv~da'la ca me  loya'la ca me viDla tilca' me  catu'rviDlatilca me 'l ~viD'latilca me  dv~triD'lacca me  la triD'lacca me catvari D lacca' me  catu'lcatv~riDlacca me 'l ~ca'tv~riDlacca me  v~ja'lca prasa valc~'pi jalca  kratu'lca  suva'lca m  rdh~ ca  vyalni'yalc~nty~ya nalc~ntya'lca bhauva nalca  bhuva'na lc~dhi'patilca || 11||


om iy~' deva h rmanu'ryajsa nYrb ha spati'rukth~ma d~ni' laDsila dvilve'de v~  s "kta v~ca   p thi'vYm~ta rm~ m~' hiDsY rmadhu' manilye  madhu' janilye  madhu  vakly~mi  madhu' vadily~mi  madhu matYO de vebhyo  v~ca'mudy~saD lulr  leoy~"O manu lye"bhya staO  m~' de v~ a'vantu lo bh~yai' pi taro'nu'madantu ||


          || om l~nti  l~nti  l~nti  ||


          || iti lrY k loayajurvedYya taittirYya saOhit~y~O

          caturthak~oye saptama  prap~ haka  ||




Chanda         karam                              Chanda         karam

Meter            Syllables                           Meter            Syllables

    Seven Vedic Meters                                    Extra [Sama Veda] Meters


Gayatri         24

Usnik            28

Anustup        32

Brihati           36

Pankti           40

Tristup 44

Jagati            48









Ati-jagati        52

Sakvari          56

Ati Sakvari     60

Asti              64

Ati Asti 68

Dhriti            72

Ati Dhriti        76

Kriti              80

Prakriti 84

Akriti             88

Vikriti            92

Sanskriti        96

Atikriti 100

Utkriti           104



All the Vedic verses are scientifically formulated from a specific chanda or meter. Each meter contains its unique constituent syllables that make the vibration divine in its composition and sacred in sound. And according to the meter that the verse has been formulated in, a particular svara or musical tone is used to chant the verse. The Vedas are written in Vedic Sanskrit which necessarily involve three different tone accents-udatta (high), svarita (intermediate), and anudatta (low).


In the Vedic language one word can actually be changed to another if the accent is changed. We see an example of this in the history of the demon Vrtra, who was created by the chanting of a mantra during a sacrifice. This demon was supposed to kill Indra, but during the sacrifice the priests pronounced the mantra indra-satro vivardhasva with the wrong accent. The result was just the opposite of what was intended: Indra killed Vrtrasura.


Another significant point about the Vedic Sanskrit is the sequence of particular words, which is rigidly fixed in the Vedas. No one should change even one syllable of the Vedic texts, which have maintained their primeval arrangement of words since the beginning of creation. Techniques have been devised, such as pada-patha, krama-patha, ghana-patha, and jata-patha, for keeping the word order intact. But while no rewording or rearrangement of words is allowed in the Vedas, the Itihasas and Puranas which are written in laukika Sanskrit need not be so rigidly preserved: their exact wordings are allowed to vary in different yuga cycles. Because no special techniques are used to keep the word order of the Puranas and Itihasas intact, we find slight differences from edition to edition.

TEXT 13.1 Tattva-sandharbha

The Prabhasa-khanda of the Skanda Purana [2.3.5] therefore states:

"Long ago, Lord Brahma, the grandfather of the demigods, performed severe penances, and as a result the Vedas appeared, along with their six supplements and their pada and krama texts. Then the entire Purana emanated from his mouth. Composed of eternal sound and consisting of one billion verses, it is the unchanging, sacred embodiment of all scriptures. You should know that of the various divisions of this Purana, the Brahma Purana is the first."


The transcendental chandas appeared in the material universe at the beginning of creation from Lord Brahma as follows:


Thereafter the art of literary expression, usnik, was generatedfrom the hairs on the body of the almighty Prajapati. The principal Vedic hymn, gayatri, was generated from the skin, tristup from the flesh, anustup from the veins, and jagati from the bones of the lord of the living entities.


The art of writing verse, pankti, became manifested from the bone  marrow, and that of brhati, another type of verse, was generated from the life-breath of the Lord of the living entities.



But although the Itihasas and Puranas are one with the Vedas, this does not mean they are literally identical with them. Otherwise the words Itihasa and Purana would simply be names for certain special parts of the Vedas. The Vedas are written in Vedic Sanskrit, which necessarily involves three different tone accents-udatta (high), svarita (intermediate), and anudatta (low).



Mantra 1 - Tristup 44 (11 x 4 pada)

Mantra 2 - Tristup 44 (11 x 4 pada)

Mantra 3 - Tristup 44 (11 x 4 pada)

Mantra 4 - Anustup 33 (8 x 4 pada)



Mantra  - tristup 44



Mantra 1 - gayatri 24

Mantra 2 - anustup 32

Mantra 3 - gayatri 24

Mantra 4 - gayatri 24



Inv: Anustup - 32     (8 in each pada)

Mantra 1: Anustup - 32        (8 in each pada)

Mantra 2: Anustup - 32        (8 in each pada)

Mantra 3: Anustup - 32        (8 in each pada)

Mantra 4: Tristup - 44         (11 in each pada)

Mantra 5: Anustup - 32        (8 in each pada)

Mantra 6: Anustup - 32        (8 in each pada)

Mantra 7: Anustup - 32        (8 in each pada)

Mantra 8: Tristup - 44         (11 in each pada)

Mantra 16: Tristup - 44       (11 in each pada)

Mantra 17: Anustup - 32      (8 in each pada)

Mantra 18: Tristup - 44       (11 in each pada)