UPSC History Bhakti, Sufi Tradition Question Bank Religious Movements: Bhakti / Sufism/ Sikhism / Others

  • question_answer Select the correct chronological order of following reformers of the medieval Bhakti movements by using code given below:
    1. Namadeva      2. Vallabhacharya
    3, Ramananda     4. Kabir

    A)  1, 2, 3, 4

    B)  2, 3, 4, 1

    C)  3, 4, 1, 2

    D)  4, 1, 2, 3

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     The correct chronological order of the reformers of the medieval Bhakti movements are: Ramananda, Kabir, Namdeva, Vallabhacharya. Bhakti movement in Medieval India is responsible for the many rites and rituals associated with the worship of God by Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs of Indian subcontinent. For example. Kirtan at a Hindu Temple, Qawalli at a Dargah (by Muslims), and singing of Gurbani at a Gurdwara are all derived from the Bhakti movement of medieval India (800-1700). "The word bhakti is derived from Bhakta meaning to serve, honour, revere, love and adore. Bhakti movement in twelfth and thirteenth Century included the saints such as Bhagat Namdev, and Saint Kabir das who insisted on the devotional singing of praises of lord through their own compositions.

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