Prakrit

Published: 16.12.2003
Updated: 22.04.2012
Alias(es)
Prakrat, Prākṛt

Prākṛt, Prakrat

A group of languages used by common people in ancient India.
Jainism has a great relation with Prakrit languages for Jains always promoted their religion through people’s languages.
Most of ancient Jain literature was written in various Prakrit languages.

The meaning of ‘Prakrit’ is ‘Natural’.

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