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Also known as Ananda Tirtha, he was the chief proponent of the Dvaita (dualism) school of Vedanta.

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Is Individual soul created or an eternal being according to Madhva and Ramanuja? if God is all pervading, why we have to go vaikuta after mukti?

Namo vaḥ🙏 As per Madhva and Ramanuja individual souls are separate and not equal to Brahman. if so, Is individual soul(jivatma) created? If it is created, why God created us separate from him? Just ...
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Sources on Madhvacharya's Beliefs of Eternal Damnation and Pancha Bhedas

I like to know what scriptural verses Shri Madhvacharya used to point out that eternal damnation exists. I also like to know whether Shri Madhvacharya believed that each object is different from ...
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What is Madhvācārya's translation and commentary to ŚB 12.13.16?

I wanted to know about Śrī Madhvācārya's interpretation of ŚB 12.13.16, but I cannot find a PDF of it.
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Are there Tamil Brahmin followers of Madhvacharya who aren't relatively recent migrants from Karnataka/Andhra Pradesh/Mahrashtra?

On the Wiki page for Madhva Brahmins, included is a list of Madhva Brahmin communities with a presence in Tamil Nadu, along with notes on where specifically they migrated from. Reproduced here: ...
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Reference to Chaturmukha Brahma and Sadashiva in Madvacharya's commentary of Kenopanisad

His Holiness Sri Madvacharya in his commentary for Kenopanisad (also known as Talavakara Upanisad) seems to have interpreted the whole dialog as a conversation between Chaturmukha Brahma as the Guru ...
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Did Madhwa declare the Mahabharata to be a highly corrupt text?

Did Madhwa declare the Mahabharata to be a highly corrupt text? According to this article, he said so: If for the sake of discussion we assume that the Kurus did attempt to disrobe Draupadi, then why ...
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Is there any Scriptural proof of Ruju Ganas,Jeeva Jeeva Bheda,Svarupa Jnana etc concepts propounded by Shri Madhvacharya ji?

Is there any Scriptural proof of Ruju Ganas, Jeeva Jeeva Bheda, Svarupa Jnana, etc. concepts propounded by Shri Madhvacharya ji? Kindly quote scriptural references Thank You
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What are some arguments given by Advaitins against Dvaita philosophy of Madhvacharya

What is refutation of Tattvada philosophy of Madhvacharya?
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What is the etymology (nirukta or nispatti) of Visha in Rig Veda?

What is the etymology (nirukta or nispatti) of Visha in Rig Veda? What is the Mukhya Artha and what are the Amukhya arthas during in Vedic Sanskrit? Some people were claiming that Rig Veda 10.136.7 ...
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Does this verse of Mahabharata Shanti Parva say that Vayu also alomg with Rudra consumed poison, as some Madhwas claim?

In Shanti Parva, The 16th verse in chapter 329 ब्राह्मणमाहात्म्यमग्निषोमीयात्मकम् of BORI edition अमृतोत्पादने पुरश्चरणतामुपगतस्याङ्गिरसो बृहस्पतेरुपस्पृशतो न प्रसादं गतवत्यः किलापः अथ बृहस्पतिरपां ...
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Source of Madhvacharya telling that a soul can be split

As I discuss the implications of this question here, The YouTube link given in the main question says it no more available https://youtu.be/NiIuuyW_IRo?t=1865 Can any one give the source as to where ...
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How can Dvaita explain splitting up of soul?

I was researching Dvaita vs Advaita and came across this really interesting question. According to Dvaita, a person can split his soul and take multiple bodies and dissolve karma. But how is this ...
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Source of saying: नित्यं एकमनस्कौ तौ (Nithyam Ekamanaskou tou)

In this video, a Swamiji belonging to Shri Madhwacharya order of Sannyasis, say that Lord Krishna and Bhima had the same mindset and same opinons. He says in Sanskrit, नित्यं एकमनस्कौ तौ They both ...
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Where and by who has the Narayana Upanishad been Quoted?

From what I have heard so far, it is said that the Narayana Upanishad (not to be confused with the Mahanarayana Upanishad of Taittiriya Aranyaka) has been quoted by Shripaada Adi Shankaracharya and ...
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What is scriptural source for the Madhwas' claim that Lord Vayu took avatar as Lord Hanuman in Ramayana and again as Bhima in Mahabharata? [duplicate]

Madhwas claim a unique thing which as far as I know, no other Hindu denomination claims explicitly that Lord Vayu was first born as Lord Hanuman to serve Lord Rama in Treta Yuga. Lord Vayu was then ...
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Source of Quotation from Bhishma in Moksha Dharma Parva of Mahabharata "Kathamasmi Sahithyeva Sambhadhasyath"?

In this discourse by Shri Bannanje Govindacharya @5:47 he mentions that Bhishma says "Kathamasmi Sahithyeva Sambhadhasyath" in Moksha Dharma Parva of Mahabharata What is the exact source of ...
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What is lakshana shastra mentioned in Mahabharata tatparya nirnaya 9:138?

I read about lakshana shastra in Mahabharata tatparya nirnaya 9:138. What is this lakshana shastra ?
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Verse location in Brahmanda Puran

tribhAShAM yo na jAnAti rItInAM shatameva cha vyatyAsAdIn sapta bhEdAn vedAdyarthaM tu yo vadet.h | sa yAti nirayaM ghoramanyathAj-nAnasambhavam.h || The above verses are said to be mentioned in the ...
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Which scripture mentions the method to interpret the Puranas?

Some dvaitins say that Sriman Madhvacharya gave the method to interpret the Purana like three languages, sapta bedhas. In which scripture did Madhvacharya tell this method of interpretation of Puranas?...
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Why is Poha allowed and Rice not allowed during Ekadashi?

Rice is clearly not allowed in Ekadashi, but in Karnataka especially in Madhwa Sampradaya Poha or Avalakki is allowed. But Poha is actually made up of Rice. How is this allowed?
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Proof of Vedic or Indic origin of Vaishnavism (Monotheistic Supremacy of Vishnu)?

Edit: This question is not a duplicate as it is asking about the specific verses mentioned and not a generic question about Vedic Vasihnavism. Please know the difference. I was watching a Christian ...
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Why is Dantadhamana or brushing of teeth prohibited for Brahmacharis?

Here's the verse from Sadachara Smriti of Shri Madhwacharya. All the above austerities hold good both for Gruhastas (married people) and Vanaprastas. Except Vaishvadeva, Baliharana and Dantadhamana – ...
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What's the implication on gender dynamics of Bhagavat Gita 9.32 interpreted according to Dvaita in Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya by Shri Madhwacharya?

Here's the 32nd verse, from chapter 9 of Shrimat Bhagavat gita. मां हि पार्थ व्यपाश्रित्य येऽपि स्यु: पापयोनय: | स्त्रियो वैश्यास्तथा शूद्रास्तेऽपि यान्ति परां गतिम् || 9.32 TRANSLATION (Bhagavat ...
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Did any Rishi tell that Lord Hanuman would compose Brahma Sutra Bhashya?

I read somewhere, that in Valmiki Ramayana, its written that Valmiki or some other Rishi predicted that Lord Hanuman would compose Brahma Sutra Bhashya in future. Is this true? Where exactly in ...
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Did Madhusudhana Saraswathi, in his Advaitha Siddhi depart and deviate from the opinions of Adi Shankaracharya regarding Advaita philosophy?

BNK Sharma, a well known scholar and author belonging to Dwaita school of Vedanta has written this in his book Advaita Siddhi vs Nyayamrita, an up to date appraisal. Here's the excerpt Is this true? ...
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Are there any answers from the School of Advaita to Shri Madhwacharya's Mayavada Khandana and Upadhi Khandana?

Does any Advaitin has answered or has answers to Shri Madhwacharya's Mayavada Khandana and Upadhi Khandana? MAYAVADA KHANDANA (Refer ESSENTIALS OF DASAPRAKARANA translated by Prof. K.T. Pandurangi) ...
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Can anyone please give pdf link for Brahma Sutra Bhashya of Shri Madhwacharya in English or Kannada?

Is a PDF version of Shri Madhwacharya Brahma Sutra Bhashya in English or Kannada available?
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Churning of Ocean and Lord Shiva consuming poison as per Mahabharata Tarparya Nirnaya

This question is related to the account of Kurmavatara described in The Mahabharata Tarparya Nirnaya of Srimad Madhvacharya. I have pasted the slokha below for reference. For full text one can check ...
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What is the authentic source which says Shri Madhvacharya had a vison of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu?

In the book Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya, page 355, there is a mention of Shri Madhwacharya having a vision of Shri Chaotanya Mahaptabhu. This was a book written by Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura who lived ...
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Does Rig veda mention Madhvacharya as Vayu avatar?

Among Vedanta philosophies, Advait of Shankaracharya, Vishishtadvait of Ramanujacharya and Dvait of Madhvacharya are most famous and widely followed. Dvaitins believe Madhwa to be the avatar (...
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Sri Madhvacharya's interpretation for mahAnArAyanOpanisad

Can someone point me to Sri Madhvacharya's interpretation of Taittiriya MahA nArAyanOpanisad? Thanks in advance. Any text on the interpretation of the entire taittiriya AranyakA is also fine.
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Where can I get English or Kannada translation of Khandanatraya of Shri Madhwacharya?

If you have online links of one or more of Khandanatraya Granthams of Shri Madhwacharya with Kannada or English translation, please share it. Khandanatraya: 1. Mayavada khandana 2. Upadhi khandana 3. ...
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How does Madhvacharya interpret Bhagavad Gita sloka 18.66?

How does Madhvacharya interpret Bhagavad Gita sloka 18.66? 18.66 sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja ahaṁ tvāṁ sarva-pāpebhyo mokṣayiṣyāmi mā śucaḥ Abandon all varieties of ...
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Who is the god Latavya worshiped by Madhwas?

Madhvacharya’s philosophy or Dvaita divides Jivatmas or individual souls into three categories: Mukti Yogyas or those destined to attain Moksha, Nitya Samsaris or those destined to remain in Samsara ...
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What are the unique contributions of Sri Madvacharya?

We see often tattva Vada philosophy says five fold difference, Narayana Supremacy, Souls subservience and Brahma infinite auspicious qualities which is always complete. More importantly Reality of ...
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Any work of Madhwacharya or his disciples says Ramanuja was a demon?

Ramanujacharya was a saint who propagated Vishishtadvaita Vedanta philosophy by writing commentaries on Prastanatrayi. Before him, Shankara preached Advaita Vedanta and after him Madhwacharya ...
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Why did the direct disciples of Mahaprabhu not accept any relation with the Madhva Sect?

Sri Vasudev Sarvabhouma, Kavi Karnapur, Sri Rupa, Sri Sanatana, Sri Srijiva Goswami, Sri Baladev Vidyabhushana --none of them accepted any link between Madhva sect and the Gaudiya Vaishnava sect.(...
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Was Gaudiya Vaishnavism influenced by Madhwa's teachings?

I read that Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had met and was guided by Sri Vyasa Tirtha. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyasatirtha If this is true, are there Gaudiya doctrines/practices that are influenced by ...
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Does the Saura Purana foretell the appearance of Madhvacharya?

Madhvacharya was a Dvaita philosopher who propounded Dvaita philosophy by writing commentaries on Prasthanatrayi. I heard that his appearance was foretold in Saura Purana as an incarnation of a demon ...
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Dvaita / Vishishtadvaita versus Kulamarga / Vāmamārga

From what I know about Dvaita Vedanta and Vishishtadvaita, it seems to me that these schools should have fairly deep differences with the currents like Kashmir Saivism which integrate large doses of ...
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Are there any English translations of Madhva's and Ramanuja's Gita Bhasya?

I'm looking for English Translations of Ramanuja's and Madhvacharya's Gita commentaries in physical/printed book format. Are there any English translation of Ramanuja's Gita Bhasya, other than the ...
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Do followers of dvaita really believe that advaitins are "deceitful demons"?

I came across a Shloka by Madhvacharya (ananda teertha) in which he calls advaitins as "deceitful demons". Also, in the work madvavijaya considered to be the authentic biography of Madhvacharya, the ...
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Is Vayu identical to Pavan in Dvaita philosophy?

Is the Vayu deva (Mukhya Prana) in the Devata taratamya of Acharya Madhwa identical with Pavan deva or is he someone different?
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What are some of the miracles asscoiated with Sripad Madhvacharya?

Madhvacharya, one of the most renowned Vaishnava acharyas and the propagator of the Dvaita Vedanta philosophy, is considered an incarnation of Vayu by his followers. I would like to know some of the ...
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Do any scriptures describe Hanuman to be an incarnation of Vayu?

As described in this answer, Hanuman is considered to be an incarnation of Shiva. However, the Madhwa sect believes Vayu had the 3 incarnations, of which, the first was Hanuman (Sripad Madhvacharya is ...
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What is Madhvacharya's argument against Brahman being the material cause of the universe?

Madhvacharya is the proponent of the Dvaita school of Vedanta because he doesn't believe that Brahman is the material cause of Jivatmas and Prakriti. But what is his main argument against it?
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Was Madhvacharya influenced by Islam or another Abrahamic religion?

Madhvacharya is the proponent of the Dvaita school of Vedanta philosophy. This school, unlike the other schools of Vedanta, believes: God, souls, and the universe are all eternally distinct and ...
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How do Dvaitins interpret the Brahma Sutras where it says Brahman is the material cause of the universe?

The school of Dvaita philosophy of Madhvacharya believes that Brahman is not the material cause of the universe, but only the efficient cause. But at the end of chapter 2, section 2, the Brahma ...
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What is the definition of Nirguna Brahman according to Dvaitadvaita & Dvaita?

According to Adi Shankara, Nirguna Brahman is a God who without any attributes. According to Ramanuja and Chaitanya, it is a God without negative qualities. What is the definition of Nirguna Brahman ...
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Can a woman take the deeksha for mudra (applied on daily basis just like men - but only on hands and face) after or before menopause?

Can a woman take the deeksha for Thaptha mudra after menopause?
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