[q] Madhva

Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat pfilliozat at MAGIC.FR
Sat Jun 10 06:18:44 UTC 2000

Shri Shrish Rao put a question., "whether Madhva attain samaadhi in 1317 or
in 1386?"
Madhvacarya, according to the tradition, became 'antardhAna'. In 1386 it was
Madhavacarya alias VidyAraNya becaame "paripUrNa" i.e. united with God.
This is all I know from my research work.
Vasundhara Filliozat.
-----Original Message-----
From: Shrisha Rao <shrao at NYX.NET>
Date: Thursday, June 08, 2000 9:47 PM
Subject: Re: [q] Madhva

>> Have a question to Kannada & MAdhva scholars,
>> a) Did Madhva attain samadhi in 1317 CE or is it in 1386 CE?
>We don't know that he attained samAdhi in the accepted sense, because
>such an event is not mentioned anywhere, and no samAdhi of his is to
>be found (unlike for Ramanuja, etc.).  He is said to have disappeared
>from view in some sense (exactly what remains unclear), and the date
>for this is established as 1317.  See Sharma, B.N.K., `History of the
>Dvaita School of Vedanta and Its Philosophy', Motilal Banarsidass, 3d
>ed., Jan. 2000.
>Shrisha Rao

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