Sri Ramanujacarya



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Function: 
Guru
Traditions: 
Sri Vaishnavam
Main Countries of Activity: 
India
Date of Birth: 
1017
Place of Birth: 
Tamil Nadu, India
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
1137

Biography

He was the principal acarya in the Sri sampradaya, one of the four main lines of Vaisnava teachers and disciples.

His Vedanta-sutra commentary - Sri-bhasya - establishes the doctrine known as Visistadvaita, "qualified nondualism." A staunch proponent of the philosophy of personalism, he taught that although the Supreme Lord and the individual souls are qualitatively one, there is still a difference between them, for the Lord is infinite and the living entities are infinitesimal.

Srila Ramanujacarya travelled extensively throughout India, teaching personalism and defeating proponents of monistic philosophy.

He founded seventy-four centers of Sri Vaisnavism and initiated seven hundred sannyasis (renounced monks), twelve thousand brahmacharis (celibate students), and thousands of householders, including kings and wealthy landowners.

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VERY,VERY REVERED SRIGURU RAMANUJACHARYA IS SO MUCH PREFERRED TO IN VAISHNAVA COMMUNITY THAT HIS HOLY PHOTOGRAPH IS ENOUGH FOR HIS LOCATION AND TEACHING,SO WE DON'T MIND IF HIS TEACHING,LOCATION HAVE