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:
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.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore