Consider the following statements about Sagun and Nirguna Bhakti saints:

  1. While Sagun bhakti saints were firm believer in Vedic learning, Nirguna bhakti saints questioned the authority of Vedas
  2. While Dadu Dayal was a Nirguna bhakti saint, Vallabhacharya was a Sagun bhakti saint

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
Bhakti movement was at its zenith during the 15th century CE, and Nirguna and Saguna bhakti were the two important bhakti schools which originated during the period. While Sagun bhakti saints were firm believer in Vedic learning, Nirguna bhakti saints questioned the authority of Vedas. Nirguna saints (Kabir, Nanak, Dadu Dayal, Namdev) were not limited to any particular sect or religion in their following, in fact, they followed a religious system of monotheism. But Sagun saints (Tulsidas, Mira, Chaitanya, and Vallabhacharya) were tied to their particular sect.

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