Users' questions

How many alphabets are there in Sanskrit?

How many alphabets are there in Sanskrit?

System of Writing. The Sanskrit alphabet consists of 46 different letters. These letters are organized based on their phonetic properties, such as articular surface, aspiration, and voicing.

What are the alphabets of Sanskrit?

The Bhaiksuki, Grantha, Sharda and Siddham alphabets are used only for Sanskrit. Since the late 18th century, Sanskrit has also been written with the Latin alphabet. The most commonly used system is the International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration (IAST), which was been the standard for academic work since 1912.

How do you write letters in Sanskrit?


  1. Use the capital to type the letters subscribed with a dot below: T, Th, D, Dh, N, L, S.
  2. Type G or ng for ṅ & J for ñ
  3. Type sh or ç for ś
  4. Type aa, ii, uu (or A, I, U) for the long vowels ā, ī, ū
  5. Type -r and -ri for ri and rī
  6. Type -l and -li for li and lī
  7. Type M for ं (anusvara) & MM for ँ (candra bindu)

How do you write R in Sanskrit?

It is only used in words of Sanskrit derivation. Transliterated as IAST: ṛ or ITRANS: RRi or R^i.

Is Sanskrit easy to learn?

Sanskrit is actually not very difficult to learn, though the general understanding is that it is a difficult language. It is a very phonetic, inflected, scientific language and if you learn the basic grammar and follow the rules of the language, you can learn it easily.

What We Say I Love You in Sanskrit?

Hindi translation: Sanskrit = Aham tubhyam praNyaami//Hindi=Mujhe tumsay pyAr hai.

English term or phrase: I love you
Hindi translation: Sanskrit = Aham tubhyam praNyaami//Hindi=Mujhe tumsay pyAr hai.

How do you say OK in Sanskrit?

Astu (अस्तु) means ‘Okay’. For example when I say punaha milaamaha (पुनः मिलामः) you would say astu punaha milaamaha (अस्तु पुनः मिलामः).

Is Sanskrit still spoken?

Sanskrit is a language which belongs to the Indo-Aryan group and is the root of many, but not all Indian languages. But Sanskrit is now spoken by less than 1% of Indians and is mostly used by Hindu priests during religious ceremonies.