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Vedas have given a great importance to chandas or meter. While reciting a mantra, one of the three factors to be taken care and honored is the chandas. Jagatī is one of the well-known Vedic meters. It has twelve syllables per line and four lines in a  stanza. Fifteen varieties of this meter have been mentioned in the works on poetry of the classical period. The common ones are:
 
Vedas have given a great importance to chandas or meter. While reciting a mantra, one of the three factors to be taken care and honored is the chandas. Jagatī is one of the well-known Vedic meters. It has twelve syllables per line and four lines in a  stanza. Fifteen varieties of this meter have been mentioned in the works on poetry of the classical period. The common ones are:
# Indravamśā
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* Indravamśā
# Toṭaka
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* Toṭaka
# Bhujaṅga-prayāta
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* Bhujaṅga-prayāta
# Vamśasthavila  
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* Vamśasthavila  
# Sragviṇī  
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* Sragviṇī  
  
 
==Jagatī, in Temple==
 
==Jagatī, in Temple==

Revision as of 06:26, 5 September 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Jagati, JagatI, Jagati


Jagatī, as per Vedas

Vedas have given a great importance to chandas or meter. While reciting a mantra, one of the three factors to be taken care and honored is the chandas. Jagatī is one of the well-known Vedic meters. It has twelve syllables per line and four lines in a stanza. Fifteen varieties of this meter have been mentioned in the works on poetry of the classical period. The common ones are:

  • Indravamśā
  • Toṭaka
  • Bhujaṅga-prayāta
  • Vamśasthavila
  • Sragviṇī

Jagatī, in Temple

The general terrace or platform on which a temple stands is also called ‘jagatī’.

Jagatī, in Sanskrit

The word jagatī in Sanskrit denotes the earth or a world.

References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore