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

  • question_answer Which of the following statements is/are not correct about Bhakti tradition in South India?         [NDA 2013-II]
    1. Earliest Bhakti Movements in India were led by Alvar and Nayanar saints.
    2. Nalayira Divyaprabandham, frequently described as Tamil Veda is an anthology of compositions by the Alvars.
    3. Karaikkal Ammaiyar, women Alvar saints, supported patriarchal norms.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    A)  1 and 2                       

    B)  Only 3

    C)  Only 2                         

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

     Karaikal Ammaiyar was one of the three women amongst the sixty three Nayanmars, and was one of the greatest figures of early Tamil literature.

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