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50 Letters of Sanskrit

The 50 letters of the Sanskrit Alphabet were associated with the
 
garland of 50 heads worn by Kali or 50 parts of the body of Ganesha.
 
2 Petals of lotus   Ha ksha
16 Petals of Lotus vowels
12 Petals of Lotus guttural
10 Petals of Lotus dental
06 Petals of Lotus labials
04 Petals of Lotus sibilants
 
 
2 divisions :as Ali               -   Kali :
 
                            16 Vowels - 36 Consonants
 
3 divisions : as the A Ka Tha (q.v.) triangle
 
4 divisions : as akTp
 
7 divisions : as the 7 Vargas (q.v.)
 
8 divisions : as the 8 vAg-devatAs 4 Divisions
 
 
There are at least 5 variants:
52 letters (16 vowels and 36 consonants)
51 letters (16 vowels and 35 consonants)
50 letters (16 vowels and 34 consonants)
49 letters (15 vowels and 34 consonants)
48 letters (15 vowels and 33 consonants)
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