Shri Vallabha Acharya



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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Vallabha, Dear One
Function: 
Guru
Traditions: 
Vaishnava
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
1479
Place of Birth: 
Varanasi, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
1531
Other Related Gurus: 
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Biography

Sri Vallabhacharya (1479 – 1531) was a devotional philosopher, who founded the Pushti sect in India, following the philosophy of Shuddha advaita (Pure Non-dualism).

He is regarded as an Acharya and Guru within the Vaishnava traditions as promulgated and prescribed by the Vedanta philosophy. He is often associated with Vishnuswami, the founder of Rudra Sampradaya. Within Indian Philosophy he is known as the writer of sixteen 'stotras' (tracts) and produced several commentaries on the Bhagavata Purana, which describes the many lilas (pastimes) of the avatar, Krishna. Vallabha Acharya occupies a unique place in Indian culture as a scholar, a philosopher and devotional (bhakti) preacher. He is widely considered as the last of the four great Vaishnava Acharyas who established the various Vaishnava schools of thought based on Vedantic philosophy, the other three (preceding him) being Ramanujacharya, Madhvacharya and Nimbarkacharya. He is especially known as a lover and a propagator of Bhagavata Dharma. He was born in Champaranya near Raipur in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

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