Does anyone recognize these glyphs?

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Does anyone recognize these glyphs?
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This is one of more interesting recent posts on reddit/r/whatisthisthing, here's the submission.

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Uhm. Sorry about the image size, let me see if I can edit it...
... and apparantly I cannot :-|

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Most of this is Telugu script, but the bit in the lower left is Tamil. A few of the signs appear to be written backwards. My guess based on the layout is that this is some kind of magical or divinatory table.

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don't think it is Hebrew or Sanskrit, nor is it Celtic... so that rules out most formal religious contexts... and I don't think any of the Mayan cultures used symbols such as these. What seems to remain is more occult or fictional language symbols... btw, it's not masonic, either...

Unless I miss something from history books (entirely possible), me thinks tis a prank... or extra terrestrial ?

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No, Michael, not extra terrestrial. I am 100% sure that it it Telugu, with a Tamil caption in the lower left. These are both scripts with which I am very familiar.

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Thank you, John, Michael.

A commenter on Reddit also mentioned this being a yantra, which is close to a divinatory table.