Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Bhakti movement”:
1.It considered the austerities preached by the Jains and the Buddhists.
2.It is characterised by the writings of its poet-saints, the Shaivaite Nayannars and the Vaishnavaite Alvars.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Explanation: The Bhakti Movement had its genesis in southern India in the 7th and 12th century CE.
- It was in south India that Bhakti grew from a religious tradition to a popular movement, based on notions of religious equality and broad-based social participation.
- It is characterized by the writings of its poet-saints, the Shaivaite Nayannars and the Vaishnavaite Alvars, who preached the Bhakti cult under the Pallavas, Pandyas, and the Cholas.
- They disregarded the austerities preached by the Jains and the Buddhists and preached that personal devotion to god was the only means of salvation.
Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT