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I. The Vedas: Pankti


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I. The Vedas, an Overview

Pankti (associated with food and the god of rain) is a Vedic meter found in one of the later books (Book V) of the Reg Vida. Also known as the 5th horse pulling the golden chariot of the sun god and is said to come from the bone marrow. In Hindi it means line or sentence and is a popular Indian girl's name.

The elements of the pankti meter are:

  1. stanzaic, 40 syllables, written in any number of quintains, 5 padas or lines.
  2. syllabic, lines of 8 syllable each.

    Generosity by Judi Van Gorder
    Blessings from heaven rain down
    to fill the thirsty streams with life
    sustaining elixir and wash
    clean the dust from the late harvest,
    the Father renews the planet.

Other Vedic forms

II. Sanskrit Forms


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

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