Meter

This is a small resource about Indic meters, primarily those that are used in Sanskrit, Prakrit, and Apabhramsha. It includes a general introduction to the key concepts in Indic versification, explanations of the various classes of meters (syllable-counting and mora-counting), and definitions and examples of particular meters.

Note that this is a work in progress.

Alphabetical list of meters:

M

Acknowledgements:

Where indicated, the Sanskrit meters were recited by H. V. Nagaraja Rao and recorded by Gil Ben-Herut; the accompanying transcription and translation was done by Blake Wentworth.