Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Periyapuranam by Sekkizhar which narrates the stories of the sixty three Nayanmars.
2.The hymns of the Vaishnava saints, Azhwars, are compiled as Nalayira Divya Prabandham.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Periyapuranam by Sekkizhar which narrates the stories of the sixty[1]three Nayanmars is an important source for the study of the Bhakti movement.

  • The hymns of the Vaishnava saints, Azhwars, are compiled as Nalayira Divya Prabandham.
  • The importance of the bhakti poems lie in the fact that they are still read, sung and revered by people, and they also form an important part of Tamil literary tradition.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT