paran

Connecting to the Sanskrit word "pern," meaning leaf, a paran is a composition with accent-filled, resonance-filled bols. It generally ends with a tihai and can be compared to the structure of a leaf: a main vertical axis which "branches out" into veins on both sides.

We encounter phrases such as "dhagetite," "tagetite," "kdadhatite," and "taketite" in parans. There are various types of parans:

Gat-Paran: uses the language of a gat.

Gaj-Paran: shows the movement of an elephant.

Stuti-Paran: composed to praise a god such as Lord Ganesh or Lord Shiva. Pt. Kishan Maharaj Ji has composed a famous Ganesh Paran.

Ganesh Paran