Madhvacharya Punyatithi

Madhvacharya Punyatithi is the day when Shri Madhvacharya betook himself alone to Badari. In 2017, Madhvacharya Punyatithi date is February 5.

The day on which he proceeded to Badri is celebrated as Madhvanavami to this day. It falls on Shukla Paksha Navami in Magha Month as per Hindu calendar.

Madhvacharya was the chief proponent of Tattvavāda “Philosophy of Reality”, popularly known as the Dvaita (dualism) school of Hindu philosophy. It is one of the three most influential Vedānta philosophies. Madhvācārya was one of the important philosophers during the Bhakti movement.



Madhvāchārya (or Madhva) was born on the day of vijaya dasami in 1238 CE (AD) at Pājaka, a tiny hamlet near Uḍupi. Traditionally it is believed that Nadillaya Nārāyaṇa Bhaṭṭa as name of the father and Vedavati as Madhvācārya’s mother. They named him Vāsudeva at birth. Later he became famous by the names Pūrṇa-prajña, Ānanda-tīrtha, Ānanda-jnāna, Ānanda-giri, and Madhvācārya.

Madhvacharya was lived in the period of 1238–1317 CE.

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