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Braj, though never a clearly defined political region, is considered to be the land of Krishna and is derived from the Sanksrit word vraja. Thus, Brajbhasa is the language of Braj and it was the language of choice of the Bhakti movement, or the neo-Vaishnavite religions, the central deity of which was Krishna. Therefore, most of the literature in this language pertains to Krishna composed in medieval times.
Brajbhasa is spoken in Mathura, Vrindavana, Agra, Aligarh, Bareli , Bulandhshahar and Dhaulpur . It has a very sweet tone. Much of the Hindi literature was developed in Braj in the medieval period. However, today Khari dialect has taken its place as the predominant standard dialect of Hindi.
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