Please help me figure out the meaning of the words "emphasized upon" in the following context:

"The ‘Grishastashram’ emphasized upon the Bhakti movement, and did not permit saints to take to sanyas without the consent of wife."

Here the word "sanyas" means "renunciation".

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that's a very poor phrasing - I'd understand it, but it isnt right. I don't fully understand the context material but here is a syntactically acceptable alternative with optional extra words depending on its actual deeper meaning.

"The ‘Grishastashram’ placed (his/an) emphasis upon or favoured/prioritised (supporting?) the Bhakti movement"

also "to take to sanyas without the consent of wife." should probably be "to take to sanyas with the consent of their wives" if I understand the intended meaning correctly. Saints is plural, so "wives" must also be plural.


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