Talk:Bhagti

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Khalsa Ji,

There seem to exist two pages on Bhakti movement. This page, and another page at

http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/The_Bhakti_Movement.

I think we can merge these two. Further, I propose that we name the new page as "Sikhism and Bhakti movement", as most of the content on these two pages already talks about the relationship between Sikhism and Bhakti movement. Using this name would also be beneficial to someone interested in this relationship : They would usually search for keywords "Sikhism, Bhakti" on google, and can land directly on the proposed page on SikhiWiki.

Kindly share your views. If agreeable, I can do the merging and also add another source I came across. (I believe merging would require creation of a new page, and "moving" the existing pages to that page.)

Regards. Voyager (talk) 22:10, 15 November 2015 (CST)


Voyager ji

The Bhagti movement page tries to deal with a movement in the time period 800 - 1700 while the Bhagti page should deal with the definition of the word. I think it is best to leave the two articles but segregate the overlap in the article by removing too much repetition and provide a cross reference between the two articles.

Regards, Hari Singhtalk 19:05, 18 November 2015 (CST)


Dear Hari Singh Ji, Thank you for your response.

I agree with your reasoning for two separate articles. I will try to do as you suggested (remove overlap and cross link).

On the issue of the titles of the articles: One article can certainly be titled Bhagti (as it is now). For the other one, as I reasoned above, would it be agreeable to rename it as "Bhakti movement and Sikhism" ? As I pointed out, often people are interested in learning the relationship b/w Sikhism and Bhakti Movement. If we do the renaming as I propose, google search would likely show up the SikhiWiki article close to the top; otherwise it may be relegated behind. That is my only intention behind this proposal.

Or would you rather suggest having 3 articles, titled: Bhagti, Bhagti Movement, Bhagti Movement and Sikhism ?

Regards, 22:57, 18 November 2015 (CST)


Dear Voyager ji

Please go ahead and rename if you feel it will assist presentation of the concept. I suggest you "move" the article to the new page name - that way a "redirect" link will be automatically created at the old site to the new page name .

King regards, Hari Singhtalk 20:10, 19 November 2015 (CST)