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It is believed by his followers that Srimad Ananda Teertha (a.k.a Madhvacharya) was the third incarnation of Vayu (MukhyaprAna), the previous two were:

  1. Hanuman (Treta yuga)

  2. Bheema Sena (Dwapara yuga)

It is claimed that Madhvacharya had met Vyasa in the Badarika ashrama in Himalayas and learned deeper meanings of shastras there. Later he had toured the entire country towards the mission of fighting against the doctrines of maayavada. Also against non-Hindu forces. Later he disappeared with his physical body.

Do scriptures mention anything about Madhvacharya being an incarnation of Vayu?

Or is there any mention in his biographies about the same ?

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    " doctrines of mayavada and other non hindu forces". Since when Advaita is considered as Non Hindu? – The Destroyer Mar 1 '17 at 19:19
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    This is obviously something that different sects of Hinduism disagree on, so I'm closing your question for the time being. If you want to revise your question so that it can be given a factual answer like "Do followers of Madhvacharya consider him to be an incarnation of Vayu?" or "Are there any scriptures which say that Madhvacharya is an incarnation of Vayu?" then I'd be happy to reopen it. – Keshav Srinivasan Mar 1 '17 at 20:16
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    You can easily change ur Q to-"Are there any scriptures which mention Madhavachrya as an incarnation of Vayu?" In fact I had a similar Q about Adi Shankara – Rickross Mar 2 '17 at 6:11
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    @KeshavSrinivasan "This is obviously something that different sects of Hinduism disagree on" - Trying to understand how is that a reason to close a question? If a BG shlokha is interpreted differently by different acharyas, is that also a reason to close a question? – sv. Mar 14 '17 at 0:25
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    @Rickross "any scriptures which mention Madhvacharya" - what scriptures were written after Madhvacharya? I don't see how using the word "scriptures" suddenly makes it a valid question. What it makes it is an impossible to answer question! :) – sv. Mar 14 '17 at 0:28
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Not all Hindus are aware of Srimad Madhvacharya and his existence. The followers who believe in him being the third avatar of Vayu are known as Madhvaas, a community that follows Madhvacharya's Dvaita philosophy. There is no reference of Srimad Madhvacharya being the third incarnation of Vayu in the scriptures. To learn more about Madhvacharya, I recommend reading “Madhwavijaya” by Narayana Panditha. It is a very informative book, so I definitely encourage you to check it out!

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    Can you give some quotes from author regarding this question from the book you mentioned if possible. – SwiftPushkar Mar 15 '17 at 12:33
  • How can you say with conviction that no scripture talks about him? – Rakesh Joshi Mar 16 '17 at 9:35
  • Of course, there are scriptures which talk about them. However, none of them refer to Srimad Madhvacharya as being the third avatar of Vayu. I received the information from multiple other websites. I do not have all of the scriptures which reference him with me. Therefore I am going off what information I have. If you wish to explore this topic further, you can do so. You are right, I am not completely sure but this is the most I could find. – Pranav Gunda Naga Mar 16 '17 at 15:54

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