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The Great Madhva Acarya

The Great Madhva Acarya

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Biographies, Madhva Acarya | 0 comments

The Great Madhva Acarya(1238-1317 A.D.) Page 1 – Biography Sri Madhvacarya, also known as Vasudeva, Ananda Tirtha and Purnaprajna, is one of India’s greatest theologians. He is the founder of dvaita philosophy, and along with Sankaracarya, is one of the most important commentators on theUpanisads, Bhagavad-gita and the Brahma-sutras. His doctrine...

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Writings and Theology

Writings and Theology

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Madhva Acarya | 0 comments

 The Great Madhva Acarya (1238-1317 A.D.) Page 2 – Writings and Theology   The writings of Madhvacarya comprise thirty-seven works, collectively called the sarva-mula. They are divided into four groups. The first group includes his commentaries on the Upanisads, Bhagavad-gita and Vedanta-sutra. In this group there are ten Upanisad commentaries,...

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Followers

Followers

Posted by on Mar 19, 2012 in Madhva Acarya | 0 comments

The Great Madhva Acarya (1238-1317 A.D.)  Page 3 – Followers In the last 700 years there have been many great scholars and saints in the tradition of Madhvacarya. Here is a short biography of just a few of the earliest: Jayatirtha (c.1388). After Madhva himself, Jayatirtha is the most important theologian in the dvaita tradition. During his time he...

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Institutions

Institutions

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Madhva Acarya | 0 comments

The Great Madhva Acarya (1238-1317 A.D.)  Page 4 – Institutions   Today the followers of Madhva, collectively known as the Madhvas, are governed by 23 religious organizations called mathas (commonly spelled mutt). The matha consists of a senior ascetic known as a svami along with his students and other followers, usually married couples....

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