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Learn to Read Devanagari!

Welcome to the KKSongs Guide to Reading Devanagari script!

NEW: Learn to Read Devanagari Video Series:

A new video series on is currently in production. This series will be a video version of these lessons with a step-by-step approach to writing letters of the alphabet, forming words, and applications. This series will consist of thirty-one lessons that are uploaded every Friday. The series’ last lesson will be uploaded right before August 2018. At that point, the series will replace these lessons.


This guide will allow you to read languages like Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, and Nepali.


Lesson 1: Letters of the Alphabet

Lesson 2: Forming Simple Words

Lesson 3: Reading Vowels Markings

Lesson 4: Anusvara and Visarga

Lesson 5: Consonant Clusters 1 (Nasal Elements)

Lesson 6: Consonant Clusters 2 (Mix of two letters)

Lesson 7: Consonant Clusters 3 (Special Exceptions)

Lesson 8: The letter “ra”

Lesson 9: Letters not from Sanskrit

Lesson 10: Reading Practice



Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide

Braja Bhasa Pronunciation Guide


UPDATED: September 28, 2016