The movement developed under two different schools of thought.
- They believed in formless worship
- It was introduced by Adi Shankara
- Some of the other Bhakthi saints who preached this school of thought are- Kabir, Guru Nanak, Dadu Dayal etc
- It believed in the worship of form.
- It believed that god is the biggest manifestation of everything perfect
- It included philosophers such as- Ramanuja, Nimbaraka, Madhva, Vallabha, Meera Bhai, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Tulsidas, Surdas etc