Dating dna plus ipa
Further growth and usage of the language was because of two religious sects – the Mahanubhava and Varkari panthans – who adopted Marathi as the medium for preaching their doctrines of devotion.
Marathi had attained a venerable place in court life by the time of the Seuna kings.
The oldest book in prose form in Marathi, Vivēkasindhu (), was written by Mukundaraja, a Nath yogi and arch-poet of Marathi.
Mukundaraja bases his exposition of the basic tenets of the Hindu philosophy and the yoga marga on the utterances or teachings of Shankaracharya.
A 2-line 1118 CE Marathi inscription at Shravanabelagola records a grant by the Hoysalas.
1012 CE stone inscription from Akshi taluka of Raigad district, and a 1060 or 1086 CE copper-plate inscription from Dive that records a land grant (agrahara) to a Brahmin.The earliest example of Maharashtri as a separate language dates to approximately 3rd century BCE: a stone inscription found in a cave at Naneghat, Junnar in Pune district had been written in Maharashtri using Brahmi script.A committee appointed by the Maharashtra State Government to get the Classical status for Marathi has claimed that Marathi existed at least 2300 years ago alongside Sanskrit as a sister language.This practice provides Marathi with a large treasure of Sanskrit words to cope with demands of new technical words whenever needed.In addition to all universities in Maharashtra, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in Vadodara, Indian languages, including Marathi, that belong to the Indo-Aryan language family are derived from early forms of Prakrit.