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Trace the rise of Bhakti Movement. Discuss its nature with reference to Dvaita and Advaita Vada.

Topic: Indian Culture will cover the salient aspects of Art forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

1. Trace the rise of Bhakti Movement. Discuss its nature with reference to Dvaita and Advaita Vada. (250 words)

Medieval history class XI by R S Sharma

Why this question:

The question is straight forward and is based in the topic of Bhakti movement and its connection with the philosophies of Dvaita and Advaita Vada.

Key demand of the question:

One must explain the rise of Bhakti movement and influence of Dvaita and Advaita Vada upon it.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Trace the evolution of Bhakti movement.

Body:

 Bhakti movement preached using the local languages so that the message reached the masses. The movement was inspired by many poet-saints, who championed a wide range of philosophical positions ranging from theistic dualism of Dvaita to absolute monism of Advaita Vedanta.

Explain in detail the concept of the two philosophies and in what way it influenced Bhakti movement.

Conclusion:

Conclude with its significance.