SRIMANTA SANKARADEVA—A UNIQUE PERSONALITY OF NEO-VAISHNAVITE MOVEMENT
The Neo-Vaishnavite movement that evolved in medieval India was a movement of religious upheaval and social reform . Almost all over India the Vaishnava saints adopted the Neo Vaishnavite or Bhakti movement. These saints from different parts of India mostly extracted their doctrinal tenets from Bhagavata Purana and Gita. All the saints more or less paved their views in monotheism and established Bhakti as the supreme path of devotion and salvation . Sankardev , the Vaishnava saint , born in Assam in 1449 AD , had so many distinguished characters in comparison to that of other saints of contemporary period. He was considered as an unique figure in all the aspects- his religious motto, essence of spiritual cultivation, cultural and literary achievements, social leadership, economic revolution, scientific observation and rational projection of ideas.