Having the verses numbered

In the above link, @joharr explains about how we can get the verses numbered within the verse environment.

My Question: How can we get Devanagari numbers (instead of Roman numbers) at the end of every 4 lines?


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You can try using polyglossia. The following example uses marathi language with Shobhika font. You can do something similar for Hindi too. This needs XeLaTeX.

% !TeX-program xelatex

त्या व्याकुळ संध्यासमयी\\
  शब्दांचा जीव वितळतो\\
डोळ्यांत कुणाच्या क्षितिजे\\
  मी अपुले हात उजळतो\\[1ex]

तू आठवणीतुन माझ्या\\
  कधि रंगित वाट पसरशी,\\
अंधार-व्रताची समई\\
  कधि असते माझ्यापाशी\\[1ex]

पदराला बांधुन स्वप्ने\\
  तू एकट संध्यासमयी,\\
तुकयाच्या हातांमधला\\
  मी अभंग उचलुन घेई\\[1ex]

तू मला कुशीला घ्यावे\\
  अंधार हळू ढवळावा\\
संन्यस्त सुखाच्या काठी\\
  वळिवाचा पाऊस यावा\\[1ex]


  • Thank you @Niranjan. I have two questions here. 1. In your example, it seems that the numbers are in multiples of four. But in my case, I need sequential numbering. How to do that? 2. Mine is a bilingual work, that is, Devanagari followed by Roman transliteration. How can I achieve numbering for both?
    – vrgovinda
    Dec 12, 2021 at 8:43
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    These are two different issues. I would suggest you to experiment a bit with this code. Read the manual of package polyglossia and post what problems do you get with examples. I am sure people will help you with the problems you face.
    – Niranjan
    Dec 12, 2021 at 9:15

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