Asthāyi I

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Colloquial term for sthāyi, that is, the Hindustani term for the first stanza of a composition. Here ‘sthā’ becomes ‘asthā’ for ease in utterance. Again, colloquially asthāyi is pronounced ‘astāyi’ (‘ta’ being easier to pronounce than ‘tha’).


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