Madhvacharya Jayanti

Published On : May 2, 2024  |  Author : Astrologer Pt Umesh Chandra Pant

Madhvacharya Jayanti And Its Importance

Madhvacharya Jayanti is celebrated every year in India and other parts of the world with the deep devotion of his followers. The anniversary commemorates the ideal and great philosopher who contributed immensely to strengthening the Hindu Dharma’s devotional pathways.

A man of such grand individuality was born in 1238 in the village of Pajaka near the city of Udupi in the Indian state of Karnataka. Considered one of India’s foremost philosophers who championed promulgating developments, he explained to people the difference between divinity and human souls. He also earned limelight as Purna Prajna and Ananda Tīrtha and explained the devotional affinity to God and the essence of its fundamental theories.

He was the ardent supporter and proponent of the Dvaita (dualism). The religious books have quoted him as an extraordinary person. His appearance on earth is seen as related to one of the incarnations of Wind God (Lord Vishnu’s son). Just as Lord Hanuman and great Bhīma were among the leagues of great warriors in Mahabharata, similarly, Madhvacharya Ji is considered an incarnation of the Wind God. He continued exerting his best efforts and contributions toward expanding and strengthening the areas of Dharma and knowledge, as well as societal reformation. He was inquisitively in pursuit of divinity, truth, and self-realisation. Celebrating the birth anniversary of Madhvacharya, influential Hindu philosopher.

He was extremely intelligent and civilised since his childhood because of which he positioned himself as one of the most profoundly-learned scholars in Vedas and religious books. He was a well-known monk. He adopted asceticism during the pursuit of divinity and spent most of his time in Yoga, meditation, and devotional praying to God. He preached to his students and followers the lessons of dualism, Dharma and divinity. As an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, he believed that Lord Vishnu is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent.

He decorated himself to the resemblance of Quadrilateral statue of Lord Vishnu’s conch, chakra, mace and lotus. He did so to promote the doctrine of Vaishnava, which eventually became the Vaishnavite tradition and was established as a custom followed by Vaishnavism adherents, and later increasing its followers in many parts of the country. Considering his contributions, celebrations and Bhandaras are organised at many places to honour Madhvacharya Jayanti.

The Social Reformation Attempts By Madhvacharya Ji

Madhvacharya Ji contributed a pivotal role in stopping the slaughtering of defenceless animals in rituals like Yagna and the Hindu society. He termed the socially accepted custom of slaughtering animals a vice and crime. He managed to have that evil social practice abolished by substantiating his action with Vedic evidence. Finally, the custom was completely removed from societal practice. He gave his unconditional support to ending the violence and resorting to the path of nonviolence.

Because of his maxim, sacrificing innocent animals in Yagna was eradicated. He correctly guided society about introspection by expanding truth and Dharma, spreading the virtue of self-realisation, and disseminating devoutness toward divinity. Celebrating Madhvacharya’s birth: profound philosopher, revered saint, spiritual luminary.

Other Details Related To Madhvacharya Ji

Madhvacharya Ji both accentuated the virtue of devoutness of Lord Vishnu and the importance of disseminating Dharma. He authored various compositions. He wrote Bhashya (review and commentary) in Brahma Sutras of Dvaita texts. Asserting the explanations of Vedanta, he also wrote explanatory notes on the same. He also wrote many notes based on his premises from the Gita and Mahabharata of Dvapara Yuga related to Lord Krishna. He also wrote notes in Rig Veda in the sequence of four Vedas (Chaturvedas). In addition, he wrote various compositions targeting religious books and divinity. There is a detailed account of the life of Madhvacharya Ji in Sri Narayana Panditacharya’s ‘Mani Manjari’, including his books and religious deeds. Considering how his beliefs about Vaishnavism contrast with the doctrines of Ramanujacharya, it signals that even though Madhvacharya Ji was a staunch devotee of lord Vishnu, he held contrasting views. It goes without saying many people have presented amazing anecdotes about Madhvacharya Ji. He is the one who established monasteries and temples of Lord Krishna in Udupi. One can marvel at the architectural beauty of these creations. Madhvacharya Ji also explained the difference between a dependent and independent reality as a fivefold division (Pancha-Bheda) between material things, material things and souls, and material things and God; between souls; and between soul and God. He also enumerated the substantial elements amidst gods and creatures. He passed away at the age of 79 in 1317. However, he is still remembered with devotion. Celebrating Madhvacharya’s birth: profound philosopher, influential theologian, spiritual luminary.

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