• 12 Alvars - Azhwars
    Āḻvārs or Āzhwārs, their history and works - included in Nālāyira Divya Prabandham or otherwise called - Drāviḍa Veda or Tamil Veda – very important holy scriptures in the tradition of Śrī Vaiṣṇavism – also called – the Ubhaya Veda – or Double Veda – founded both on Ancient Vedic Scriptures in Sanskrit language, known as the 4 Vedas – on one hand – and The Scriptures of ancient Vaiṣṇava Saints –...
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Rāmānuja is well-known as the great philosopher and ācārya of the Śrī Vaishnava sampradāya and expounder of Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedanta or philosophy of...

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In this article we will describe briefly the main events in the life of the great Rāmānujācārya, the practical founder of the Viśiṣṭādvaita system,...

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Just before Rāmānuja there lived another great Vaishnava whose life and teachings had a tremendous influence on Rāmānuja, although in fact the two of...

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ŚRĪ VAIṢṆAVISM
 
  • Śrī Nāthamuni | Forefather of Śrī Vaishnavism

    A learned Vaiṣṇavite scholar named Raṅganāthāchārya, more usually called Nāthamuni, or the sage Nātha lived in the town of Śrīraṅgam, near Trichinopoly, during the latter half of the 9th century A.D. and the beginning of the 10th. He was probably a descendant of early Vaishnava...

  • Puṇḍarīkākṣa | Śrī Vaishnavism after Nāthamuni

    Sage Nāthamuni is said to have had eight pupils, of whom Puṇḍarīkākṣa was the most important and is recognised as having continued the spiritual teachings of his preceptor. Puṇḍarīkākṣa is said to have been born about 826 A.D. at Tiruvallari, North of Śrīraṅgam, in the Choliah...

  • Maṇavāḷa Mamunigal and Tamil Śrī Vaishnavism

    The next writer of note in this school of Vaishnavas was the well-known Maṇavāḷa Mamunigal, whose name has been appropriated for the heading of this article. He was born near Āḻvār-Tirunāgari about 1370 A. D., and is said to have lived for 73 years, up to 1443 A. D. Of well-...

  • Śrī Vedanta Deśika | 1268-1369

    Veṅkaṭanātha, later known as Śrī Vedanta Deśika,the leader of Śrī Vaishnavas in 13-14 century was born in South of India about the month of September in the year 1268 A. D. He early impressed his contemporaries with his greatness, and a belief grew up, based on the dreams of his...

  • Śrī Vaiṣṇavism | Handbook

    Śrī Vaiṣṇavism is another ‘Insight-in-Truth’ and like all the orthodox Darśana systems within Hinduism, claims the Vedas as its authority. The doctrines of the Śrī Vaiṣṇava faith, according to popular belief originated with the Supreme Person, Śrīman Nārāyaṇa, who taught them to...