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I. The Vedas: Ushnik

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Indian Poetry

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 defining features of the Ushnik are:

  • stanziac, any number of quatrains, 4 padas or lines.
  • 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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