Re: Kandam -rules

Nasy Sankagiri (
Mon, 25 May 1998 22:42:08 -0500

Sree BhasOvAca:
>For those who have no access to the rules, here are they.
>Kandam - Rules:
>1. Use only the followig ĘgaNA"s.
>        UU, IIII, UII, IUI, IIU
>        (In other words, all possible gaNAs with 4 "mAthrAs".)
>2. The first and the third lines should have 3 gaNAs.
>        In these lines, 1st and 3rd gaNAs should not be "IUI" ("ja" gaNam).
>3.  The second and the fourth lines shoud have 5 gaNAs.
>        In these lines, 1st, 3rd and  5th gaNAs should not be "IUI" ("ja"
>        (In general, the odd numbered gaNa should not be a "ja' gaNa. )

Yeah, Yaeh, I know, it had all been done before, deja vu for the umpteenth
time, and all that. All the same, can't resist the temptation to show off
my meagre knowledge - for the ja gaNam rule, the 1st and second lines are
counted as one as are the 3rd and 4th. In this compound line, ja gaNam is
prohibited from an 'odd' numbered position. Therefore, the point three
needs to be amended. Infact, SreeSree wrote in one of his sirisirimuvvalu
regarding jagaNam tO jagaDam, and he 'cigirci'fied it in the fourth
(nAlugiMTa - first in the structurally second line)..He also used a
'kaMTikimpugA uMDE yati' in it, but that is another story.