What were effect of the bhakti and Sufi movement on the society
The impact of the Sufi and the Bhakti movements on the Indian society were:
- The Bhakti and Sufi movements showed to the people that the existence of God could be experienced under the guidance of a guru. Priests or the ulemas are not required to feel the presence of God. Thus many people began to question the authority and domination of their religion by the religious authorities.
- The Bhakti saints crticised the existence of rituals in the Indian society.
- Both the Sufi and the Bhakti movements emphasized on the feeling of universal brotherhood and religious tolerance. As a result, an environment of mutual love and respect was created among different sections of society.
- Since the Bhakti and the Sufi saints preached their teachings in the local language. This led to the development of the local and the vernacular languages.