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Who was Sri Madhvacharya?

Sri Madhvacharya:

 

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi paid his obeisances to Sri Madhvacharya on the occasion of Madhva Navami.

  • Madhvacharya (CE 1199-1278 or CE 1238–1317) was also known as Purna Prajna and Ānanda Tīrtha.
  • He was a Hindu philosopher and the chief proponent of the Dvaita (dualism) school of Vedanta.
  • Madhva called his philosophy Tattvavāda meaning “arguments from a realist viewpoint”.
  • His greatest work is considered to be the Anuvyakhyana, a philosophical supplement to his bhasya on the Brahma Sutras composed with a poetic structure.
  • Madhvacharya was a critic of Adi Shankara’s Advaita Vedanta and Ramanuja’s Vishishtadvaita Vedanta teachings.
  • Madhva established the Krishna Mutt at Udupi with a murti secured from Dwarka Gujarat in CE 1285.

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