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Which of the following statement(s) is correct about Alvar Saints?

A

The twelve Alvars were Tamil poet-saints, who lived between 6th and 9th centuries AD and espoused 'emotional devotion' or bhakti to Vishnu-Krishna in their songs.

B

The 93 Alvars Saints were the Shiva devotional poets, who lived between 5th and 10th centuries.

C

Only B

D

Both A & B

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The twelve Alvars were Tamil poet-saints, who lived between 6th and 9th centuries AD and espoused 'emotional devotion' or bhakti to Vishnu-Krishna in their songs.

The earliest bhakti movements (from sixth century to ninth century) were led by the 12 Alvars. These Alvars were“immersed” in devotion to Vishnu or Krishna.

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