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I. The Vedas: Ushnik

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Indian Verse
Vedic Verse

Ushnik (God of Wind orignating from the hairs of the body of the almighty Prajāpati) is a stanzaic Vedic meter. The 7th horse pulling the golden chariot of the sun god is named for this meter.

The elements of the Ushnik are:

  1. stanziac, any number of quatrains, 4 padas or lines.
  2. syllabic, lines of 7 syllable each.
    Fair Weather Sailor by Judi Van Gorder

    The wind that pushes your sails
    is hot air from the tropics,
    cold northern winds extinguish
    the force, bring you back to earth.

Other Vedic forms

II. Sanskrit Forms

Regional Forms:III.Bengali, IV.Hindi, V.Kashmiri, VI.Marathi and VII.Teluga

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