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.