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Short notes on Bhakti Movement - Indian History.

Important points on Bhakti Movement related to Indian History.

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  1.  Shankaracharya was the leader of Hindu Revivalist Movement?
  2. The doctrine of Sankaracharya was Adwait a or Pure Monism.
  3. Ramanuja built up the philosophy of Vishistadvaita or qualified monism.
  4. Kabir, Ramananda and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu were the later exponents of the Bhakti Movement.
  5. Ramananda founded a new school of Vaishnavism.
  6. Kabir was the greatest among the disciples of Ramananda.
  7. Kabir said, ‘Call him Ram, Rahim, Allah, Hari, govind, but he is one’.
  8. The earliest Vaishnava Bhakti saints from the South were Alvers.
  9. The Bhakti Saint who was greatly influenced by Islam was Namdev.
  10. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikh religion declared “There is no Hindu, there is no Musalman”.
  11. Madhavacharya was an exponent of Dwaita Philosophy.
  12. Advent of Portuguest Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese navigator was the first to discover a sea route from Europe to India in 1498.
  13. He first arrived at Kappad near Kozhikode in Kerala.
  14. Saint Gabriel is the name of the ship in which Vasco da gama landed at Kappad near Kozhikode.
  15. He was followed by the Dutch (1595) the British (1600) and finally the French in 1664.
  16. His second arrival was in the year 1502.
  17. His third arrival was in 1524.
  18. He died at Fort Cochin.
  19. The first Portuguese Governor in India was Francisco-de-Almeida.
  20. Portuguese capital was shifted from Kochi to Goa by Albuquerque.
  21. The Portuguese were the first to seek direct sea routes for trade links with India.
  22. The real founder of the Portuguese empire in the East was Alfonso de Albuquerque.

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