Transkrit is a tool for transliterating between Devanāgarī Saṃskṛta (Sanskrit) and IAST (International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration) romanized scripts.

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IAST / Devanāgarī Guide

Below is a simple guide illustrating the corrolation between Devanāgarī letters and their IAST counterparts.

Vowels and Marks
आ   ा इ   ि ई   ी उ   ु ऊ   ू ऋ   ृ ॠ   ॄ ऌ   ॢ ॡ   ॣ
a ā i ī u ū
ए   े ऐ   ै ओ   ो औ   ौ
e ai o au
Stops and Nasals
k kh g gh
c ch j jh ñ
ṭh ḍh
t th d dh n
p ph b bh m
Other Consonants
y r l v
ś s h
Conjunct Consonants
क्ष ज्ञ
Symbols and Punctuation
oṃ ’   ' /   .   | //   ..   ||
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  1. This consonant appears only in Vedic Sanskrit, and is an alternate version of () that occurs when falls between two vowels. The aspirated version of the consonant is written ḻh (ळ्ह), and occurs when ḍh () falls between two vowels.

    This consonant is pronounced similarly to l (), but with the tip of the tongue raised to the mūrdhanya (retroflex) position (the tip of the tongue is pointed upward at the highest part of the hard palate).

    An example of this substitution is present in the very first word of the first verse of the ṛgveda:

    अग्निमीडे अग्निमीळे
    agnimīḍe agnimīḻe
    “I praise Lord Agni”