Bhaiksuki Bhaiksuki (𑰥𑰹𑰎𑰿𑰬𑰲𑰎𑰱 Bhaikṣukī)

The Bhaiksuki alphabet developed from the Gauḍī or Proto-Bengali script during the 11th century AD. It was used to write Sanskrit in Tibet, and also in Bihar and West Bengal in the northeast of India, and in Bangladesh, Nepal and Burma. Only four manuscripts and eleven inscriptions are known in Bhaisuki. The manuscripts are all Buddhist canonical texts.

Bhaiksuki is also known as the Arrow-Headed Script, Point-Headed Script or Sindhura.

Notable features

Bhaiksuki alphabet

Bhaiksuki alphabet

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Sample text

𑰭𑰨𑰿𑰪𑰸  𑰦𑰯𑰡𑰪𑰯𑰾 𑰕𑰡𑰿𑰦𑰡𑰯𑰾 𑰭𑰿𑰪𑰝𑰡𑰿𑰝𑰿𑰨𑰯𑰾 𑰪𑰹𑰧𑰎𑰿𑰝𑰰𑰎𑰐𑰹𑰨𑰪𑰸𑰜 𑰀𑰠𑰰𑰎𑰯𑰨𑰸𑰜 𑰓 𑰝𑰲𑰩𑰿𑰧𑰯𑰾 𑰊𑰪 𑱁 𑰭𑰨𑰿𑰪𑰸𑰬𑰯𑰽 𑰪𑰰𑰪𑰸𑰎𑰾 𑰁𑰝𑰿𑰦𑰭𑰯𑰎𑰿𑰬𑰱 𑰓 𑰪𑰨𑰿𑰝𑰝𑰸 𑱁 𑰭𑰨𑰿𑰪𑰸  𑰢𑰨𑰭𑰿𑰢𑰨𑰽 𑰥𑰿𑰨𑰯𑰝𑰴𑰥𑰯𑰪𑰸𑰡 𑰪𑰿𑰧𑰪𑰮𑰨𑰸𑰧𑰲𑰾 𑱂

Transliteration

Sarvē mānavāḥ svatantrāḥ samutpannāḥ vartantē api ca, gauravadr̥śā adhikāradr̥śā ca samānāḥ ēva vartantē. Ētē sarvē cētanā-tarka-śaktibhyāṁ susampannāḥ santi. Api ca, sarvē´pi bandhutva-bhāvanayā parasparaṁ vyavaharantu.

Translation

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

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Information about Sanskrit | Phrases | Numbers | Tower of Babel | Writing systems for Sanskrit: Devanagari, Bhaiksuki, Brahmi, Galik, Grantha, Gupta, Kadamba, Kharosthi, Nandinagari, Sharda, Siddham, Thai, Tibetan

Links

Information about Bhaiksuki
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhaiksuki_script
https://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U11C00.pdf
http://skyknowledge.com/bhaiksuki.htm

Some of the writing systems used to write Sanskrit

Bhaiksuki, Brāhmi, Devanāgari, Galik, Grantha, Gupta, Kadamba, Kharosthi, Nandinagari, Sharda, Siddham, Thai, Tibetan

Syllabic alphabets / abugidas

Ahom, Aima, Badaga, Balinese, Balti-A, Balti-B, Batak, Baybayin (Tagalog), Bengali, Bhaiksuki, Bilang-bilang, Bima, Blackfoot, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Carrier, Chakma, Cham, Cree, Dehong Dai, Devanagari, Dham Lipi, Ditema, Dives Akuru, Dogra, Ethiopic, Evēla Akuru, Fraser, Gond, Goykanadi, Grantha, Gujarati, Gunjala Gondi, Gupta, Gurmukhi, Hanifi, Hanuno'o, Ibalnan, Inuktitut, Javanese, Jenticha, Kaithi, Kadamba, Kannada, Kawi, Kerinci, Kharosthi, Khema, Khe Phri, Khmer, Khojki, Khudabadi, Kirat Rai, Kulitan, Lampung, Lanna, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Lota Ende, Magar Akkha, Mahajani, Malayalam, Manpuri, Meroïtic, Masarm Gondi, Modi, Mon, Mongolian Horizontal Square Script, Multani, Nandinagari, Newa, Ojibwe, Odia, Pahawh Hmong, Pallava, Phags-pa, Ranjana, Redjang, Sasak, Savara, Satera Jontal, Shan, Sharda, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Sundanese, Syloti Nagri, Tagbanwa, Takri, Tamil, Tanchangya (Ka-Pat), Tani, Thaana, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigalari (Tulu), Tikamuli, Tocharian, Tolong Siki, Vatteluttu, Warang Citi


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