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Chand has several uses:

1. Chand is mainly used to mean "a certain measure in poetry, a stanza"
2. Chand also means a metro, trick, fraud, stratagem.
3. Chand or chanda name of a person - see below

Chand, metre used in poetry

Chand (Punjabi: ਛੰਦ) is a word used to refers to a metre of composition used extensively in the Dasam Granth, the second most important holy composition of the Sikhs. There are many types of metre used in the Dasam Granth. The variation is within each line and the line structure may not be governed by the particular chand; it may just influence the way each line needs to be read rather than how each verse.

Examples of chands:

Chhapai chand (Punjabi: ਛਪੈ ਛੰਦ)
Bhujang Prayaat chand (Punjabi: ਭ੝ਜੰਗ ਪ੝ਰਯਾਤ ਛੰਦ)

Chanda, the goldsmith

CHAND or CHANDA, a goldsmith by profession, was one of the poets and scholars who enjoyed theoatronage of Guru Gobind Singh (. He rendered "Udyoga Parva" of the Mahabharata into Hindi verse. His work is preserved as a part of a Mahabharata manuscript in the private collection of the Maharaja of Patiala. In one of the couplets at the beginning of his work, the poet says that he had already translated "Kama Parva" from the Sanskrit text, but no copy of this work is known to exist. Another short work of Chand is Parichha, preserved in manuscript (No. 135) in the Languages Department, Punjab, at Patiala. Miscellaneous devotional stanzas by Chand have also been located in other manuscripts. A manuscript, Triya Charitra, with Chand as the author's pseudonym, is also ascribed to this poet.

see Bavanja kavi

See also