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Do followers of dvaita really believe that advaitins are "deceitful demons"?

It is because they cite a specific verse from garuDa purANa which says maNiman demon reincarnated in kali yuga. As per them the incarnation of vaayu in dwapara yuga was Bheem sena and the incarnation ...
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Does Rig veda mention Madhvacharya as Vayu avatar?

The OP stated in one his comments as follows; 1) I'm looking for interpretation of this suktam by anyone prior to Madhwa (and if possible some counter to Madhwas interpretation if any). 2)...
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What was Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's opinion on Madhvacharya?

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu belonged to the disciplic succession from Madhvacharya. The followers of the Chaitanya Mahaprabhu formed a separate sect called Gaudiya Vaaishnavas. As you have said in the ...
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Proof of Vedic or Indic origin of Vaishnavism (Monotheistic Supremacy of Vishnu)?

I have access to a Ramakrishna mission Bengali translation of Rig Veda Book 1. I have given my free translation of Rig Veda 1.22.16-21. These mantras treat Vishnu as Vaishnavas do. The idea that ...
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Where can I read online the Vedanta Sutras along with commentaries of Ramanujacharya, Adi Shankaracharya and Madhvacharya in English?

1. Here is the link of The Vedanta-sutras, with the Sri-bhashya of Shree Ramanujacharya : You can Download as well as can read the book Online. 2. Here is the link of The Vedanta Sutras with ...
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Proof of Vedic or Indic origin of Vaishnavism (Monotheistic Supremacy of Vishnu)?

Summary : The Vedas DO NOT declare Vishnu as a minor deity. He occupies very much the same lofty position as he always has. The verses are not accurately represented, but despite that is to be ...
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Does the Saura Purana foretell the appearance of Madhvacharya?

Yes. Saura Purana chapters 38 to 40 contain prophecy of the birth of Madhvacharya and passages which attack Madhvacharya and his philosophy. These chapters glorify Advaita and Shiva. There are ...
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What is the definition of Nirguna Brahman according to Dvaitadvaita & Dvaita?

Dvaitadvaita gives the same explanation of Nirguna that Visistadvaita and Achintya Bhedabheda give. Here's what Roma Bose says in this excerpt from her book "Doctrines of Nimbarka and his Followers": ...
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Where does the Mahabharata say that liberated souls worship Krishna?

Perhaps the following SECTION CLVIII from the Anushasan Parva of the Mahabharat narrated to Yuddhishthir by Bhishma Pitamah is what you are looking for. I am giving accompanying verses also so that ...
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Any work of Madhwacharya or his disciples says Ramanuja was a demon?

A work in Kannada 'Harikathamrutasara' by Jagannatha dasa opens with the declaration that 21 duratmas wrote kubhashyas on Brahmasutra and Madhva came to refute them. A commentary on the work lists the ...
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Why is Dantadhamana or brushing of teeth prohibited for Brahmacharis?

The following quote from Bhagavatam would clarify the doubts. The brahmacārī should regularly dress with a belt of straw and deerskin garments. He should wear matted hair, carry a rod and waterpot ...
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Are there any English translations of Madhva's and Ramanuja's Gita Bhasya?

Yes, For Ramanujacharya's Bhashya on Srimad Bhagvad Gita, there's one good book available: The Gitabhashya of Ramamuja, translated by M. R. Sampath kumaran, published by Anantacharya Indological ...
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Do followers of dvaita really believe that advaitins are "deceitful demons"?

Yes. Madhwas belive that Shankaracharya was a demon. This belief is deeply ingrained inthem and constantly nurtured. Madhwa himself sowed the seeds for such hated in the Mahabharata Tatparya nirnaya. ...
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What are some of the miracles asscoiated with Sripad Madhvacharya?

He is considered as mukhya prANa by followers. He was an influential figure in vaishnava tradition as well as vedanta. There are several miracles associated with him and his disciples. Some of the ...
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Do any scriptures describe Hanuman to be an incarnation of Vayu?

It's mentioned in this excerpt from the Garuda Purana, which lists various incarnations that Vayu took in different ages: अतो रोचननामासौ मरुदंशः प्रकीर्तितः रामावतारे हनुमान्रामकार्यार्थसाधकः । ...
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How do Dvaitins interpret the Brahma Sutras where it says Brahman is the material cause of the universe?

Here is how the Dvaita philosopher Madhvacharya interprets various parts of the Brahma Sutras which other commentators interpret as saying that Brahman rather than Prakriti is the material cause of ...
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What was Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's opinion on Madhvacharya?

From many sources we come to know that Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya is like a branch of Madhva siddhanta. Hence it is natural that he had high regards for Sri Madhvacharya. Even Prabhupada has ...
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Where are Madhvacharya's Puranic quotes describing the path to Moksha?

As I Maadhva Vaishnava, I assume I am qualified to answer this. It is true that many of Shripaada Madhvacharya's quotations both from the Puraanas and Vedas cannot be found currently. There are ...
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Do any scriptures describe Hanuman to be an incarnation of Vayu?

The earliest reference to Hanuman occurs in Rig Veda which describes a divine monkey Vrisakapi in 23 verses starting 10.86. The characteristics are also common to Hanuman. Our major reference to ...
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Was Madhvacharya influenced by Islam or another Abrahamic religion?

Even though it appears as something weird to followers of Madhvacharya, this particular has a point and a sense hidden it. Points that clearly denote acharya Madhva's ideology is same as Islam:- ...
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Are there any English translations of Madhva's and Ramanuja's Gita Bhasya?

This is the link to Madhavacharya's Gita Bhashya translated by B.N.K. Sharma - https://archive.org/details/bhagavadgitabhasyaofsrimadhvacaryabnksharma1989ocr This book was published in 1989 in ...
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Where can I get English or Kannada translation of Khandanatraya of Shri Madhwacharya?

I couldn't find English translations of all these three works. However, I could find Kannada translation and unabridged translation of one or more works. Mayavada Khandanam Srimadhvyasa.wordpress....
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What are the unique contributions of Sri Madvacharya?

Ontology of tattvada premaya stotra vishnusarvottamatha aakkila patha gathitha sarva vedhaabhidheyaha srinatha sathgunabdhi jaggadhudhyalayapadhihi ashtta karthaha antharathma brahma adhyaaha uccha ...
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Churning of Ocean and Lord Shiva consuming poison as per Mahabharata Tarparya Nirnaya

The English translation of the slokas 11 to 16, quoted by the OP, is as follows: 11 “Then, due to extreme weight, that golden mountain Mandara sunk to the Patala; At that time, You, in your ...
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