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  Devanagari

 

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Devanagari literally means ‘divine city’, and is the name for the alphabet used to write different languages of the Indian subcontinent, including Hindi, Sanskrit, Pali, etc. Its script is recognizable by a distinctive horizontal line that runs along the top of the letters, linking them together. The name is derived from the words deva and nagara. The text displayed in this photo bears the title Dipavali or ‘Row of Lamps’ and is the name of an Indian festival, commonly known as the Festival of Lights.

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