Sunday, January 11, 2009


Dvaita ( Dualism ) is the third and last of the principal Vedanta doctrines , the chief exponent is Madhvacharya. ( 1197-1276 AD).

According to Dvaita , God and the individual souls are eternally different ( hence dualism ). God is eternal, and both immanent to the world and transcendental to it . The world and souls are also eternal but distinct from one and another and both are entirely dependent on God , who establishes their various states of liberation according to their Karma . Liberated souls perpetually adore God but never attain complete union with God .

Adi Sankara ( of Advaita ) hailed from Kaladi in Kerala , Ramanuja ( of Visistadvaita ) hailed from Sriperumbudur in present day Tamilnadu , and Madhva ( of Dvaita ) hailed from Udupi in coastal Karnataka , all in south India .


Arvind said...

I think it would be nice to also explain the fallacies and positives in each of school of thought. Just a suggestion

Arvind said...

I think it would be nice to point out the plus and minus of each school of thought

Venky said...


Your blog is very informative.

FYI.Dvaita is not followed by minority in India, there are plenty of people who follows this philosophy. If you have heard about ISKON and the formation of it was one of the reason of our Guru Sri Madhvacharya's tatva. It has strong feeling in it. You should learn this sastra to know the essence in it.

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