Madhva religious figures

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  1. Madhvacharya



    Shri Madhvacharya (Sanskrit ??????????????? , Tulu: ) (1238–1317) was the chief proponent of Tattvavada (Philosophy of Reality), popularly known as Dvaita or Dualistic school of Hindu philosophy. It is one of the three most influential Vedanta philosophies. Madhvacarya was one of the important philosophers during the Bhakti movement. He was a pioneer in many ways, going against standard conventions and norms. According to tradition, Madhvacarya is believed to be the third incarnation of Vayu (Mukhyapra?a), after Hanuman and Bhima.

  2. Purandara Dasa

    Purandara Dasa


    Purandara Dāsa (Kannada: ಪುರಂದರ ದಾಸ) (1484–1564) is a prominent composer of Carnatic music. He is widely referred to as the Pitamaha (lit, "father" or the "grandfather") of Carnatic Music in honour of his significant contribution to Carnatic music. He formulated the basic lessons of teaching Carnatic music by structuring graded exercises known as Swaravalis and Alankaras, and at the same time, he introduced the Raga Mayamalavagowla as the first scale to be learnt by beginners in the field. He also composed Gitas (simple songs) for novice students.

  3. Sripadaraja



    Sripadarajaru, (Kannada: ??????? ?????) a haridasa, is also known as Sripadaraya or Lakshminarayana Tirtha (1404 – 1502).

  4. Shri Satyatma Tirtha

    Shri Satyatma Tirtha


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  5. Vijaya Dasa

    Vijaya Dasa


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  6. Vishwesha Theertharu

    Vishwesha Theertharu


    Sri Vishwesha Teertharu is the current Swamiji of the Pejavara Adokshaja matha, one of the ashta mathas belonging to the Dvaita school of philosophy, founded by Sri Madhvacharya. Sri Vishvesha Tirtha is the 32nd Pontiff in the lineage of the Pejavara matha, starting from Sri Adhokshaja Tirtha, who was one of the direct disciples of Sri Madhvacharya. He is also the honorary president of Vishwa Tulu Sammelana.

  7. Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya

    Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya


    Sri Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya is one of the leading Sanskrit scholars of India. He is an expert in the Dvaita school of philosophy, founded by Sri Madhvacharya. Sri Prabhanjanacharya has written numerous books on Madhva philosophy.

  8. Raghavendra Swami

    Raghavendra Swami


    Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy (Kannada: ,Tamil: , Telugu: ) (1595–1671) is a respected 16th century Hindu saint who advocated Madhvism (worship of Vishnu as the supreme God) and Sri Madhvacharya's Dvaita philosophy. He ascended Brindavana at Mantralayam in present day Andhra Pradesh in 1671.

  9. Jagannatha Dasa

    Jagannatha Dasa


    Jagannatha Dasa (Kannada: ಜಗನ್ನಾಥ ದಾಸ) (1728–1809), a native of Manvi town in the Raichur district, Karnataka state, India, is considered one of the notable Haridasa ("devotee of the Hindu god Vishnu") saint-poets of the Kannada language. Apart from authoring numerous well-known devotional songs that propagate the Vaishnava bhakti ("faith"), Jagannatha Dasa wrote the Harikathamritasara in the native shatpadi (six-line verse) metre and Tattva suvvali in the native tripadi (three-line verse) metre. He was also an accomplished scholar in the Sanskrit language.

  10. Gopala Dasa

    Gopala Dasa


    Sri Gopala Dasa was a prominent saint, under the Haridasa tradition, who lived in the 18th century (1722 - 1762). Along with other contemporary Haridasas such as Vijaya Dasa, Jagannatha Dasa and Venugopala Dasa, Gopala Dasa propagated the Dvaita philosophy of Sri Madhvacharya throughout South India through Devaranamas or "Songs of God" in the Kannada language.

  11. Adavi Jayatirthacharya

    Adavi Jayatirthacharya


    Adavi Jayatirthacharya / Jaya-tirtha alias Vishnu Tirtha (1756–1806) was a Hindu seer, scholar, writer, philosopher and exponent of Madhvacharya's works and Dvaita school of thought.

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