Arril (Punjabi: ਅੜਿੱਲ) is a word used to refers to a metre of composition used extensively in the Sikh holy scriptures. It consistes of 4 lines (tuks) per verse. It is similar to the chaupai meter with the lines may be slightly longer than in the Chaupai metre which generally consists of short lines in the verse
Below if the composition from the Bani (sacred composition), Benti Chaupai in Arril measure from the famous composition by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru found in the second holy book of the Sikhs, called the Dasam Granth.
Arril from Benti Chaupai
|ਅੜਿੱਲ ॥ |
ਸਨੈ ਗੰਗ ਜੋ ਯਾਹਿ ਸ ਰਸਨਾ ਪਾਵਈ ॥ ਸਨੈ ਮੂੜਹ ਚਿਤ ਲਾਇ ਚਤਰਤਾ ਆਵਈ ॥
The dumb, who will listen to it, will be blessed with the tongue to speak; the fool, who will listen to it attentively, will get wisdom;
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