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  1. shlokanoun

    A form of Sanskrit poem.

  2. Etymology: श्लोक

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  1. Shloka

    A śloka is a category of verse line developed from the Vedic Anustubh. It is the basis for Indian epic verse, and may be considered the Indian verse form par excellence, occurring, as it does, far more frequently than any other meter in classical Sanskrit poetry. The Mahabharata and Ramayana, for example, are written almost exclusively in shlokas. The traditional view is that this form of verse occurred to Valmiki, the author of the Ramayana, on seeing a hunter shoot down one of two birds in love. The shloka is treated as a couplet. Each hemistich of 16 syllables can take either a pathyā form or one of several vipulā forms, as in the scheme below. The Pathyā and Vipulā half-verses are arranged in the table above in order of frequency of occurrence. Out of 2579 half-verses taken from Kalidasa, Magha, Bharavi, and Bilhana, each of the four admissible forms of shloka in the above order claims the following share: 2289, 116, 89, 85. The metrical constraints on a hemistich in terms of its two constituent pādas are as follows: ⁕General ⁕The 1st and 8th syllables of both pādas are anceps.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shloka in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shloka in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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