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(Pañjābī, ‘poem, song’).

In the Ādi Granth, the chhants are hymns between a chaupad and an aṣṭapadī in length, i.e. usually four stanzas of six lines. Within each rāg the chhants follow the aṣṭapadīs and precede the vārs.

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