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Sri Ram Janam Bhoomi Prana Pratisha Article Competition winners

Rāmāyaṇa where ideology and arts meet narrative and historical context by Prof. Nalini Rao

Rāmāyaṇa tradition in northeast Bhārat by Virag Pachpore

Pronunciation Guide

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia


Devanagari Roman Pronounce as In
a ‘a’ all
ā ‘a’ far
i ‘i’ ill
ī ‘i’ feel
u ‘u’ full
ū ‘oo’ soothe
‘ri’ trinity
‘rr’ merry
‘lr’ cavalry
e ‘e’ end
ai ‘ai’ sail
o ‘o’ old
au ‘ou’ soul
अं ‘m’s summum bonum
: ‘gh’ high


Devanagari Roman Pronounce as In
k ‘k’ kill
kh ‘kh’ ankh
g ‘g’ God
gh ‘gh’ ghost
ń ‘n’ sing
c ‘ch’ cheese
ch ‘ch-h’ witchhunt
j ‘j’ joy
jh ‘dg(e)h’ hedgehog
ñ ‘n’ ranch
ţ ‘t’ toy
ţh ‘th’ foothold
‘d’ dog
ḍh ‘dh’ redhead
‘kn’ knowledge
t ‘t’ chateau
th ‘th’ thought
d ‘th’ they
dh ‘dh’ adhesive
n ‘n’ number
p ‘p’ pink
ph ‘ph’ phosphorous
b ‘b’ boy
bh ‘bh’ abhor
m ‘m’ man
y ‘y’ young
r ‘r’ red
ड़ ŕ ‘r’ corn
ढ़ dh ‘rh’ rhetoric
l ‘l’ long
v ‘w’ war
ś ‘sh’ sharp
ş ‘sh’ shun
s ‘s’ sea
h ‘h’ home