Anistubh: The Sun in a Dark Universe


Light feigns to banish the darkness
Aware darkness lives within light
The sun in a dark universe
Harmony in their existence


Anistubh: (Sun God, originating from the veins of Prajฤpati) The first of the Vedic chandas or meters in a stanzaic form of epic meter. The verse is often a chanted mantra.

The elements of the Anistubh are:

Stanzas or chanda written in 4 lines or padas.
A total of 32 syllables, the lines are 8 syllables each.
The anistubh has an irregular cadence, due to caesura, alternating trochaic and iambic meter.


30 thoughts on “Anistubh: The Sun in a Dark Universe

  1. light and darks coexistence, nicely done.

    Do you have a book on the hardest poetry forms in the back of your desk drawer?
    Or just google it? Iโ€™m like ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ซ just after reading the formation of this kind of poem. Intrigued what tomorrowโ€™s poem will be.

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    1. Thank you blue eyes
      It’s a whole lotta searching and cross referencing.
      There are some interesting Indian forms coming, perhaps even more complex than this one ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’š

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    1. Hey eden
      I’m happy to hear it’s appreciated beyond my own interests. I started with different forms to practice and improve.
      I believe it’s working.
      mouse

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