Words, letters and the Uvaca (said) In the first chapter
- In this chapter in 'Atha Prathamo'dhyhyah' there are three words, in 'Dhrtarastra Uvaca' and 'Sanjaya Uvaca' etc., there are twelve words, in verses, there are five hundred and fifty-eight words and there are thirteen concluding words. Thus the total number of words, is five hundred and eighty-six.
- In this chapter in 'Atha Prathamo'dhyayah' there are seven letters, in 'Dhrtarastra Uvaca', 'Sanjaya Uvaca' etc., there are thirty-seven letters, in verses there are one thousand, five hundred and four letters and the concluding letters are forty-eight. In this way the total number of letters in this chapter is one thousand, five hundred and ninty-six. Each verse, in this chapter consists of thirty-two letters.
- In this chapter 'Uvaca' (said) has been used six times, 'Dhrtarastra Uvaca' once, 'Sanjaya Uvaca' thrice and 'Arjuna Uvaca' twice.
Metres Used in the first Chapter
Out of the forty-seven verses, of this chapter, in the first quarter of the fifth verse, as well as the thirty-third verse, and in the third quarter of the forty-third verse 'ra-gana' being used there is 'ra-vipula' metre; while in the first quarter of the twenty-fifth verse and the third quarter of the ninth verse 'na-gana being used, there is 'na-vipula' metre. The remaining forty-two verses have the characteristics of right 'pathyavaktra' Anustup metre.