Dec. 22, 2022

Prelims Question

Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Bhakti movement in South India-

1. Alvar saints were Shaivites while Nayanar saints were Vaishnava.

2. Alvar and Nayanar saints propagated their thoughts in Sanskrit language.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a.1 only

b. only 2

c. both 1 and 2

d. neither 1 nor 2

Answer – (d)

Explanation- Alvar Saints were Vaishnava while Nayanar Saints were Shaivites. They propagated their thoughts in Tamil language. Hence both the statements are false.