Questions about Dvaita (literally duality or dualism), a sub school of Vedanta philosophy propounded by Madhvacharya that is a dualistic interpretation of scriptures and describes the real difference between individual souls, matter and God.
Dvaita is a sub school in the Vedanta philosophy which was founded in 13th century by Madhvacharya. The word Dvaita is a Sanskrit word which means duality or dualism. It believes that paramatma (God) and jivatma (living beings) are separate entities. This is in contrast to the advaita philosophy which believes that God and the human soul is one. The Haridasa school of music is also strongly related to the Dvaita school.
Important People in the Dvaita Lineage
- Madhvacharya - Founder of Dvaita philosophy
- Padmanabha Tirtha and Naraharitirtha - Disciples of Madhvacharya
- Jayatirtha and Vyasatirtha - who along with Madhvacharya, are called as the Dvaita Munitraya or triumvirate of dvaita philosophers.
- Vijayendra Tirtha and Vadiraja Tirtha - Disciples of Vyasatirtha, who spread the philosophy deep into south India.
- Raghavendra Tirtha