By F. Max Muller

Bankruptcy I. THE ALPHABET. § I. SANSKRIT is correctly written with the Devanragari alphabet; however the Bengali, Grantha, Telugu, and different smooth Indian alphabets are quite often hired for writing Sanskrit of their respective provinces. Note-Devanagar( skill the Nagar( of the gods, or, most likely, of the Br~hmBJl9. A extra eurrent type of writing, utilized by Hindus in 1111 universal transaclions the place Hindi is the language hired, is termed easily Nagart. Why the alphabet must have been referred to as lI'dgart, is unknown. If derived from nagara, eity, it could possibly suggest the o.rt of writing as first practised in towns. (PaJ]. IV. 2, 128.) No authority has but been adduced from any historic writer for the employment of the observe Devan/igart. within the Lalita-vis/ora (a lifetime of Buddha, translated from Sanskrit into chinese language seventy six A. D.), the place an inventory of alphabets is given, the DevanQgart isn't pointed out, until or not it's meant by means of the Deva alphabet. (See historical past of historical Sanskrit Literature, p. 518.) A

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TAB LEO F CON TEN T S; web page; bankruptcy I-THE ALPHABET; The DcvlLllagari letters 2; § r The Devanagari alphabet three; 2 path of Sanskrit alphabet four; three the best way to write the letters four; four Sounds represented via the Devallagari; alphabet four; five variety of letters five; 6 The letter!i five; ~ Jihv/lmOHya aud U padhmaniya five; eight symptoms of nasals and their replacement; five; nine the 3 nasal semivowels 6; 10: Consonants with no corresponding; nasals 6; I I Auusvara prior to $, take a seat, eight, h 6 * I 2 Names ofletters 7; thirteen Vowel symptoms, preliminary, medial, aud; ultimate 7; 14 Consonants by means of vowels 7; IS: Virama 7; sixteen mixture of consonants 7; 17; The signal fOI' r eight; 18 The Virama used as a stop-gap eight; 19: The indicators for a pause eight; 20 The Avagraha record of compound; consonants eight; 2 I Numerical figures nine; 2"' ideas of pronunciation 10; bankruptcy n-RULES OF SA~DHI; § 2 three' item and use of Sandhi eleven; 24 contrast among exterior; and inner Sandhi eleven; 25, Cla

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They believe that he has a lot of power, and that his decisions are just [sahi-sahi nirnay]. But our ancestors thought it inappropriate to build him a temple, and so they didn’t. This is because he was staying on the bank of the river, where the cremation ground is. They kept him just as he was. 8 And because there is a cremation ground there, with burning corpses and all . . it’s all under his control. Even today. He is the in-charge [of that place] . . He adjudicates problems, helps people obtain powerful positions, gets them promotions, saves them from destructive quarrels .

19. Whose path-finding disciple you are! [tune change] 20. Adesh, Baba! To the Kob of your Bhairav! 21. In the village of Kob lived Udotu and Sudotu. [tune change] 22. The coppersmiths Udotu and Sudotu lived in the village of Kob. 23. Oh God! Their daughter was called “Cheta,” 24. and her beautiful daughters were named Umeda and Sumeda . . 40 god of justice Having summoned Bhairav and praised him, the guru begins to sing the song of Umeda and Sumeda. In effect, the song has changed from an invocatory prayer to a narrative.

He said that Sundaru was descended from the man who warned their ancestor that he should leave, or be killed. And so I went to Top village and located Sundaru, an eighty-year-old man working in the fields (see chapter 1), who told me the following story of the origin of the temple at Kaleshwar: There was an Ironsmith named Kukuriya who made various things here in Top, and someone didn’t pay him properly, so he called on his devta [of whom he was the oracle] for justice, and there was discord and suffering [kalesh/nuksan] in that man’s family.

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