Shloka

Published: 28.10.2010
Updated: 29.08.2012
Alias(es)
Shlok, Shlokas, Sloka, Slokas, śloka

Sanskrit: श्लोक (śloka)

  • The word shloka ("song") is derived from the Sanskrit root śru ("hear") and means in the Sanskrit poetry a category of measure (four-line verse).
      
  • The shloka is the usual verse line in the classical Sanskrit poetry and is also the measure of the two epics Mahabharata and Ramayana.

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