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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.21.41
gāyatry uṣṇig anuṣṭup ca
bṛhatī pańktir eva ca
triṣṭub jagaty aticchando
gāyatrī uṣṇik anuṣṭup ca — known as Gāyatrī, Uṣṇik and Anuṣṭup; bṛhatī pańktiḥ — Bṛhatī and Pańkti; eva ca — also; triṣṭup jagatī aticchandaḥ — Triṣṭup, Jagatī and Aticchanda; hi — indeed; atyaṣṭi-atijagat-virāṭ — Atyaṣṭi, Atijagatī and Ativirāṭ.
The Vedic meters are Gāyatrī, Uṣṇik, Anuṣṭup, Bṛhatī, Pańkti, Triṣṭup, Jagatī, Aticchanda, Atyaṣṭi, Atijagatī and Ativirāṭ.
The Gāyatrī meter has twenty-four syllables, the Uṣṇik twenty-eight, the Anuṣṭup thirty-two, and so on, each meter having four more syllables than the previous one. Vedic sound is called bṛhatī, or most expansive, and thus it is not possible for ordinary living entities to understand all the technical details in this matter.
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