JAYATIIRTHA Biography - Religious Figures & Icons


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Swami Jayathirtha was a famous exponent of the Tattvavada (logical exposition) of the Dwaita philosophy. He lived near Pandharpur in the present-day Maharashtra in the 14 th Century AD and wrote a commentary on the Isa Upanishad to explain the approach of the Dwaita (duality) School towards the Nature of Reality and counter the theory proposed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya, the propagator of the Adwaita (non duality) philosophy. Swami Jayathirtha composed many important works on the subject works such as the Ny‚ya-Sudh‚, Vadavalli, Tattvasamkhy‚naTÓk‚ and so on. He spent most of his life at Malkheda, which is presently situated in the state of Karnataka and a popular pilgrim center for the followers of the Madhva Sect.