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See also Gaayatree
Chhand means meter - a type of construction of poetry in Sanskrit language; like Dohaa, Chaupaayee, Savaiyaa, Sorathaa, Kundaliyaan in Hindi poetry.
For example - Dohaa has four sections in two lines - first and third sections are of 13 Maatraa, while second and fourth are of 11 Maatraa, besides the last letter of second and fourth section should be short and match; while Sorathaa has opposite to this - 11 Maatraa should be in first and third sections, and 13 Maatraa in the second and fourth sections of those two lines, besides the last letter of first and third sections should be short and match.
Sonnet is in English poem
Agni Puraan, 12 there are seven types
of Chhand in Sanskrit poetry - (1) Gaayatree, (2) Brihatee,
(3) Ushnik, (4) Jagatee, (5) Trishtup, (6) Anushtup, and
(7) Pankti and these Chhand pull the chariot of Soorya
Dev assuming the form of horses. Among them, for example, Gaayatree Chhand has
24 syllables - 3 lines of 8 syllables ; Anushtup Chhand has four parts
of 8 syllables each and thus has 32 letters in all (8+8+8+8).
Bhaagvat Puraan, 3/6 says that ---
Ushnik Chhand appeared from Brahmaa's fur (Rom);
Some of the names of Chhand are ----
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 02/08/14