Prakrit

Posted: 16.12.2003
Updated on: 22.04.2012

Alias

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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