One of the oldest surviving Sanskrit texts using Devanagari was written by Patanjali, who also wrote the Yoga Sutras. Devanagari script is artful: it uses sharp, straight lines as well as curves to represent 47 characters, and uses no capital letters. The script is thought to be used for more than 120 languages, and is an alphabet used in both Nepal and India.
Devanagari is a compound word in Sanskrit with deva meaning “deity” and nagari meaning “city” or “urban." This suggests that the script itself is both divine and worldly.