Dvaita, also known as Bheda-vaada, Tattva-vaada, and
Bimba-pratibimba-vaada, is the doctrine propounded by Ananda
Tiirtha (1239-1319) that asserts that the difference between the
individual soul or jiiva, and the Creator, or Iishvara, is eternal and
real. Actually, this is just one of the five differences that are so
stated -- all five differences that constitute the universe are eternal.
This is the front-page of the section that deals with Sriman
Madhvaachaarya -- his biography, his works, and his special significance
as the third incarnation of Mukhya PraaNa, the god of life.
Specifically, you may like to visit the sub-section that deals with Udupi
-- there is a fairly extensive description of the place itself, its
history, the Krishna
temple, the kinds of worship
practiced there, Kanaka
This is the section that deals with some of the other major scholars
who followed in the footsteps of Srimad Ananda Tiirtha in propounding
This section leads into several viewable (and in some cases,
downloadable) stotras (hymns in praise of Vishnu or His
servants) of interest to Maadhvas -- many with transliterations and/or
translations. Some shlokas listed here are rather hard to find
Some of the stotra-s are available as downloadable
PostScript files, and others as viewable GIF files. A very few are
available as audio files that may be listened to, provided the
appropriate software is available.
This section, still under construction, will present some writings
concerning specific points of interest in Tattvavaada. Please see the Dvaita
FAQ before reading this section.
This, as the name suggests, contains a bibliographical index of
references to published Tattvavaada works. Separate, smaller
bibliographies relating to specific individuals may be found on pages
devoted to them -- if such exist -- but this larger bibliography has all
of them, and also has some references to works that are not mentioned on
any other page. This section is currently under revision, and is not yet
comprehensive enough to be very useful to be an aid in looking for
specific works, but may still be of some value.
This page heads into links with information of interest to
that often do not seem to fit into any of the previous categories.
Includes a list of Sri
Subramanya Swamiji's songs.