Brāhmī

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Brahmi, BrAhmI, Braahmi


  1. the Śakti or consort of Brahmā
  2. Sarasvatī, the consort of Brahmā
  3. one of the 8 manifestations of the Divine Mother (D. Saptaśati); the wife of Dhruva (Viş. Purāņa); (Brāhmī script): an ancient syllabary writing script from which developed the large Brāmhī family of scripts, which are used throughout Asia for a large number of languages, including the major regional languages of India; the medicinal creeping herb Bacopa monnieri; the herbaceous plant Centella asiatica.