12th Class History Solved Paper - History 2014 Outside Delhi Set-I

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    Who were Alvars and Nayanars? Mention the support they got from the Chola rulers.


    Alvars and Nayanars led the Bhakti movement in Tamil Nadu. Alvars were devotede to Bhakti of Lord Vishnu while Nayanars were devoted to bhakti of Lord Shiva. Chloa kings built temples devoted to Lord Shiv and Lord Vishnu which recreated the visions of these saints. E.g: Gangaikonda Cholapuram.

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