Who among the following was the founder of the Bhakti sect named 'Pushtimarg'? - General Test

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Who among the following was the founder of the Bhakti sect named 'Pushtimarg'?

Options

  • Shankaracharya 

  • Vallabhacharya 

  • Ramanuja 

  • Kabir

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Solution

Vallabhacharya 

Explanation:

Pushtimarg is a subtradition of Rudra Sampradaya, commonly known as Pushtimarg sampradaya or Vallabha sampradaya (Vaishnavism). Vallabhacharya (1479-1531) constructed it in the early 16th century, and it is dedicated to Krishna. Pushtimarg, a bhakti (devotional) school, was expanded by Vallabhacharya's followers, particularly Gusainji.

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