A handy mnemonic device for the gaṇas of Sanskrit meter. (taught to me by SDV)

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Years ago, at the request of Don Knuth (of TeX), I hunted for a Sanskrit source for this mnemonic, but I’ve never been able to find one. There’s an interesting article by Subhash Kak about some intriguing mathematical properties of this mnemonic, and Don mentions it in one of his books too.

Years ago, at the request of Don Knuth (of TeX), I hunted for a Sanskrit source for this mnemonic, but I’ve never been able to find one. There’s an interesting article by Subhash Kak about some intriguing mathematical properties of this mnemonic, and Don mentions it in one of his books too.