Devanagari, meaning 'City of the Gods', is a script used to write several Indian languages and
. The word 'Devanagari' is formed from two Sanskrit words 'deva' which means 'god,' and 'nagari' meaning'city.' It has 34 consonants (vyanjana) and 12 vowels (svara), and it is written from left to right. Devanagari, a close descendant of the
, is a form of alphabet called an abugida. Zero or one consonant and one vowel form a syllable.