The Śāradā, or Sharada, script is an abugida writing system of the  Brahmic 11000–1107F family of scripts, developed around the 8th century. It was used for writing Sanskrit and Kashmiri. The  Gurmukhī 0A00–0A7F script was developed from Śāradā. Originally more widespread, its use became later restricted to Kashmir, and it is now rarely used except by the Kashmiri Pandit community for ceremonial purposes. Śāradā is another name for Saraswati, the goddess of learning.