Hinduism - What Is The Braj Bhasha?


The "language of Braj" is a medieval Hindi dialect spoken mainly in the Braj area, south of modern-day Delhi. 

Braj is the region of Krishna, and the devotion that thrived there between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries helped to establish Braj Bhasha as a significant literary language. 

Apart from being the language of Krishna followers, it also served as a lingua franca—a common language spoken by a wide range of people—for religious adherents (bhakta) throughout a much wider region of northern India, but dialects differed at the boundaries.

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