What is the importance of the Bhagavata movement in the history of Indian art?

The Bhakti movement witnessed a surge in Hindu literature in regional languages, particularly in the form of devotional poems and music. This literature includes the writings of the Alvars and Nayanars, poems of Andal, Basava, Bhagat Pipa, Allama Prabhu, Akka Mahadevi,  Kabir,  Nanak,   Tulsidas, Gusainji, Ravidas,  Jayadeva, Namdev, Tukaram, Mirabai, etc.
The Bhagavata Purāṇa is one of eighteen Maha (great) Puranic texts of Hinduism. Composed in Sanskrit and available in almost all regional Indian languages, it promotes Bhakti to Supreme God Vishnu (Narayana) in the incarnation of Krishna.
The Bhagavata Purana, like other Puranas, discusses a wide range of topics, including cosmology, genealogy, geography, mythology, legends, music, dance, yoga practice and culture.

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What is the importance of the Bhagavata movement in the history of Indian art?

Published: May 1, 2016 | Modified:June 27, 2019

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