Sanskrit metres


This is intended to be a website dealing with Sanskrit metres.

In its current state, this is all very raw; work in progress. Source code at

Metre identifier

Type a Sanskrit verse into the box below and click the button.
(The input can be in either Devanagari, IAST, Harvard-Kyoto, or ITRANS format.)
For now, you can use this tool I wrote many years ago, or “Sanscript”, to verify your transliteration. (Will soon add transliteration to this page itself…)

This is version 1h. Older versions are still available at

The most important Sanskrit metres

As evident from the tables here, a few Sanskrit metres account for most of the Sanskrit literature. (To be continued….)