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.)
(You can use this tool, or “Sanscript”, to verify your transliteration.)
For a good/large list of metres, see the list in H. D. Velankar's Jayadaman, or V. S. Apte's dictionary (revised and enlarged), Appendix A.I and A.II.
For a matchless work on the aesthetics of metre, see (in Kannada) Chandogati by Sediyapu Krishna Bhat.
As evident from the tables here, a few Sanskrit metres account for most of the Sanskrit literature. (To be continued….)
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 https://github.com/shreevatsa/sanskrit/