Sufism and Christianity in India

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  • Q1

    The Sufi saints held their assemblies in

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    Answer:

    Khanqah.

    Explanation:
    Khanqah was the hospice of the Sufi saints. Here the sufi saints live with his disciples and also meet the visitors and held meetings. Devotees of all classes, flocked to these Khanqahs.
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  • Q2

    The method of singing adopted by Sufi saint is known as

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    Answer:

    Sama.

    Explanation:
    Sufi saints adopted many Hindu religious practices. Singing devotional song was one of them. They believed that by practicing sama, they would be able to train their heart to look at the world in different way.
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  • Q3

    The Nayanar saints were devotees of

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    Answer:

    Lord Shiva.

    Explanation:
    Nayanar movement was started in order to check the development of Buddhism and Jainism in the southern peninsula. They wanted to protect their religion from the incursion of these new religions.
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  • Q4

    Mirabai was a disciple of

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    Answer:

    Ravidas.

    Explanation:
    Ravidas belonged to the society of 'untouchables'. It shows that Mirabai rejected the rigidity of catse system.
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  • Q5

    Alvars were the worshippers of Lord

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    Vishnu.

    Explanation:
    Alvars were the saints of Southern India. They had devoted themselves to the worship of Lord Vishnu. They have composed devotional songs in praise of the deity and sang them while wandering.
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