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Mādhva Sampradāya
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The Mādhva school (also known as the Dvaita school) posits that the relationship between brahman (divine priciple) and the ātman (individual self) is dvaita (dual). Madhvācārya (1238–1317 CE), the founder of the school, was born of Sivalli Brahman parents in the village of Pajaka Kshetra (Pājakakṣetra) near Udupi in the Tulu Nadu area of southern Karnataka. There is very little information ab…

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Sarma, Deepak, “Mādhva Sampradāya”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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