Q. Which of the following is/are characteristic/s of “Bhakti Movement”?
1.They used pali and prakrit languages.
2.The bhakti saints went from place to place carrying their message of love and devotion.
3.The bhakti saints belonged to both upper castes and lower castes and included women saints.
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Explanation: The word Bhakti comes from the root bhaj, which means to share or participate. Thus, the word ‘bhakta’ implies one who shares or participates in the divine.
- These saints rejected austerities and spoke and wrote in local languages such as Tamil and Telugu, which not only made them popular but also allowed common people to join the Bhakti movement.
- They looked upon religion not as matter of cold, formal worship but based on a living bond between the god and the worshipper.
- These saints went from place to place carrying their message of love and devotion. They belonged to both upper castes and lower castes and included women saints.
Source: Poonam Dahiya