Question

Match the following:
  List - I  List - II
 I. Alvars A. Shaivism
 II. Nayanars B. Vaishnavism
 III. Sufis C. Basavanna
 IV. Virashaivas D. Islam

A

I - B, II - A, III - D, IV - C

B

I - D, II - B, III -  A, IV - C

C

I - A, II - B, III - C, IV - D

D

I - B, II - C, III - A, IV - D

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Solution

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A

I - B, II - A, III - D, IV - C

  • Alavars: These are Tamil poet saints and were devoted to Vishnu and his avatar Krishna. They belong to Vaishnava sect.
  • Nayanars: These were also Tamil poets devoted to lord Shiva.
  • Sufis: This is an Islamic mysticism.
  • Virashaivism:  This is a sect of Hinduism. It is predominantly found in the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Basavanna, a Kannada poet belonged to this sect and belief is that he founded this sect.

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