# Difference between revisions of "Bṛhatī"

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− | * The Bṛhatī is [[a]] well-known [[chandas]] or meter of Vedic Samhitās. Out of 14 such Vedic meters, it occupies the 4th place. It has 4 pādas or quarters, with 9 letters in each pāda. According to the sage Śaunaka, as mentioned in his Chando’nu- kramani, there are 181 mantras in the Ṛgveda Samhitā composed in the Bṛhatī meter. | + | * The Bṛhatī is [[a]] well-known [[chandas]] or meter of Vedic Samhitās. Out of 14 such Vedic meters, it occupies the 4th place. It has 4 pādas or quarters, with 9 letters in each pāda. According to the sage Śaunaka, as mentioned in his Chando’nu- kramani, there are 181 mantras in the [[Ṛgveda]] Samhitā composed in the Bṛhatī meter. |

− | * Bṛhatī is also the name of [[a]] well- known commentary by Prabhākara (8th century) on the Sābara-bhāsya. This commentary is a written by Sahara (57 B.C.) on the famous Mimāmsāsutras of Jaimini (200 B. C.). | + | * Bṛhatī is also the name of [[a]] well- known commentary by [[Prabhākara]] (8th century) on the Sābara-bhāsya. This commentary is a written by Sahara (57 B.C.) on the famous Mimāmsāsutras of [[Jaimini]] (200 B. C.). |

## Latest revision as of 22:39, 15 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Brhati, BRhatI, Brrihati

- The Bṛhatī is a well-known chandas or meter of Vedic Samhitās. Out of 14 such Vedic meters, it occupies the 4th place. It has 4 pādas or quarters, with 9 letters in each pāda. According to the sage Śaunaka, as mentioned in his Chando’nu- kramani, there are 181 mantras in the Ṛgveda Samhitā composed in the Bṛhatī meter.

- Bṛhatī is also the name of a well- known commentary by Prabhākara (8th century) on the Sābara-bhāsya. This commentary is a written by Sahara (57 B.C.) on the famous Mimāmsāsutras of Jaimini (200 B. C.).

## References

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