Sri Teekacharya says we must always know the meter and the inner meaning of all the shastras, else it will not frutify.
Each shloka of Nakha Stuti has a different chandas/ meter
1) Pantasvmaan – shArdula-vikrIDita – 19 letters per sentence ( couplet – 2 sentences in shloka – 19-19)
Shaardula – Lion
Vikreedanaa – Play
Narasimha stotra in Shaardula Vikreeda – how appropriate !!!
2) Laksmikanta – 21-21 Sragdhara
Srag – garland or mala
dhara – to wear
Lakshmi Narasimha wore hiranyakashipu’s intestines as a garland.
Hari Vayu Stuti
Sragdhara – 21 letters – a break after every 7 letters 7-7-7
Sragdhara means mala thread
The meter contains 84 letters in 4 lines (21 letters / line). A pause/break is taken/given after every 7 letters (3/line)
((7*3)*4) = 84
The Vayu Stuti was first composed in Sragdhara meter by Sri Trivikrama Pandiatacharya.
SriMadacharya later on added Sri LaxmiNarasimha Nakha Stuti in the beginning and the end of Sri Vayu Stuti, thereby creating a samputa (a protective covering) around Sri Vayu Stuti.
The meter of the first shloka of Nakha Stuti, describes the play of Sri LaxmiNarasimha and the meter of the next shloka; the garland (mala ) of intestines of Hiranyakashipu around Sri LakshmiNarasimha’s neck.
SriMadacharya has brilliantly brought the context of the meter back in to prominance extempore. This attention to detail, not just the words; but to ensure that even the meter is matching and appropriate is truly examplery. Therefore “Acharya, SriMadAcharya santume janma janmani !!!”
Vayu Stuti contains Yugma shlokas, Yugma shloka – kriya pada (action words or verbs) used for multiple words
Most shloka counts add up to 9 in ascending order
Ex. ashtotra nama – 108 numerlogically 1+0+8=9
sahasra nama – 1008 numerlogically 1+0+0+8=9
VayuStuti by itself is 41 shlokas with the addition of Nakhastuti 2 sholkas before and after
the total recitation comes up to 2+41+2=45 which is 45 numerlogically 4+5=9 !!!