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

  • question_answer Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
    List-I (Bhakti Saint) List-II (Profession)
    A. Namdev 1.  Barber
    B. Kabir 2.  Weaver
    C. Ravidas 3.  Tailor
    D. Sena 4.  Cobbler

    A)             A-2       B-3       C-1       D-4

    B)             A-3       B-2       C-1       D-4

    C)             A-2       B-3       C-4       D-1

    D)             A-3       B-2       C-4       D-1

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

     Namdev was a tailor. Kabir was a weaver. Ravidas was a cobbler. Sena was a barber. Namdev of Maharashtra was a saint of medieval India. He was not a servant of Lord Krishna, but His companion. Namdev was an Amsa (part) of Lord Krishna. Kabir (also Kabira) was a mystic poet and saint, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. The name Kabir conies from Arabic al-Kabir which means The Great' - the 37th name of God in Islam. Guru Ravidass Ji (also Raidas, Rohidas and Ruhidas in eastern India) was a North Indian Guru mystic of the bhakti movement who was active in the 15th century CE.

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