person with an innate supernatural intellect that conforms to Shruti
and smruti, inspite of not having been being trained in shastras, is
indeed a celestial who has incarnated as a human.
Such auspicious characteristics are very evident in this divine
Panditacharya, direct disciple
of Sri Madhvacharya)
(1238-1317), also known as Sri AnandatIrtha and Sri Purnaprajna is
the founder Philosopher of tattvavAda, more popularly known as the
Dvaita School of Vedanta.
in a small village called Pajaka, near Udupi, in Karnataka State
(India), he took monkhood at a tender age of ten years. He toured
extensively all over India many times to propagate
“Visnusarvottamatva. He defeated in debate many rivals belonging
to other doctrines by his convincing arguments. He installed Lord
Sri Krishna’s idol at Udupi which has since then become a major
center of Dvaita. He initiated 8 young boys into monkhood and
appointed them as pontiffs of 8 monasteries. He set up a unique
system in which the 8 pontiffs would worship the Krishna icon in
turn. The 8 monsasteries are the famous Ashta-MaThas of Udupi
Madhvacharya's works include multiple commentaries on Brahmasutras,
Bhagavadgita, Upanishads, RgVeda and Bhagavatha Mahapurana. He also
composed hymns praising the glory of Lord Vishnu. His 37 works are
collectively known as “Sarvamulagramthas”.
doctrine is based on authorless Vedas, Pancharatra, Purana, Ramayana
and Mahabharatha and is in tune with the decisive principles
enunciated by Lord Vedavyasa in the Brahmasutras. His doctrine is
not his personal invention or an imaginative reconstruction of other
philosophies. It is a renewal and revival of the eternal Vedic
Religion which was sullied by wrong interpretations and doctrines.
He does not state anything without valid supporting references. He
was the first to treat all the scriptures as an integral entity,
without differentiating and discriminating between different aspects
of the scriptures. He showed how seemingly conflicting passages from
different scriptures could be interpreted to yield one coherent
direct disciples of Sri Madhvacharya viz., Sri Padmanabha tIrtha,
Sri Hriskesha tIrtha, Sri Narahari tIrtha, Sri Trivikrama
Panditacharya and others have written commentaries on his works.
These were followed by brilliant commentaries by Sri JayathIrtha
(1365-1388). Sri JayatIrtha’s commentary on Anuvyakhyana called
“Nyayasudha” is one of the crown-jewels of sanskrit literature.
Other commentaries/subcommentaries include “Nyayamrutha” of Sri
VyasatIrtha, “Yuktimallika” of Sri Vadiraja tIrtha,
“Bhavabodha of Sri Raghuttama tIrtha and “Parimala “ of Sri