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Madhvacharya Jayanti 2024 Date

Madhvacharya Jayanti is observed as the birthday of Saint Madhvacharya, the great religious reformer and commentator on the Brahma Sutras and the Upanishads. Madhvacharya Jayanti 2024 date is October 13 (in some regions it might be held on October 12).

Sri Madhvacharya is the exponent of the Dvaita School of philosophy also known as Sad Vaishnavism – Vishnu or Narayana is the Supreme Being.

According to the teachings of Madhvacharya, Lord Vishnu (Hari) is the Supreme Being and resides in Vaikunta with his consort Shri Lakshmi. The world we see is real and the difference is true. Vishnu is the only independent reality. All living and non living beings are dependent on Vishnu. Souls and world are dependent on Vishnu and is separate from Vishnu. Bhakti is the only means of attaining Moksha.

The knowledge today we have of Madhvacharya’s life (1238 – 1317 AD) is based on Madhavijaya of Narayana Pandita.

Madhvacharya is believed to be Mukhyaprana of Srihari Vishnu. As Vishnu would not take another incarnation before total annihilation of the universe in Kali Yuga, his Mukhyaprana, first of his emanations identified with his creative force Hiranyagarbha, undertook the work of spreading devotion. Mukhyaprana is identified with Vayu. In earlier yugas, it was born as Hanuman and Bhimasena. Madhvacharya is believed to the Mukhyaprana manifestation of Srihari Vishnu.

Sri Madhwa Jayanti is observed annually on the Vijayadasami or Dasara day - 10th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Ashwin Month.