Invocation (metrical)

An invocation, for the purposes of this project, is a metrical verse. It can refer to a satellite stanza proper, often named kāppu, or Kaṭavuḷ vāḷttu as part of Pāyiram (“preface”).

See also blessings, which are short, formulaic phrases.

 

BnF Sanscrit 542. Aṣṭādhyāyī, with extracts from the Kāśikāvṛtti

Grantha. Contains the text of the Aṣṭādhyāyī, with inline extracts from the Kāśikāvṛtti commentary.

BnF Sanscrit 542, 1r. Courtesy of the BnF.

[1r1] om vārṇaṃ pāṇinam ācāryaṃ kātyāyanam ṛṣiṃ tathā |

kṛtāñjaliṃ namasyāmi bhagavaṃtaṃ patañjaliṃ |

 

BnF Sanscrit 1388. Fragment of a Bhāgavatapurāṇa commentary

Bengali. Contains only the first folio of the text. The recto side contains a single verse, which is the first verse of the Gopālastotra.

BnF Sanscrit 1388, folio 1, recto

BnF Sanscrit 1388, 1r. Courtesy of the BnF.

śrīkṛṣṇo jāyate || śrīnārada uvāca ||

navīnanīradaśyāmaṃ nīlendīvaralocanaṃ |

vallavīnandanaṃ vande kṛṣṇaṃ gopālarūpiṇaṃ || 1 ||

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