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Works of Madhwacharya

Shri Madhvacharya after convincingly establishing Suprimacy of Shri Hari, position of Knowledge, Devotion and renuciation wishing his tatvajnana to be the guiding light for deserving people constructed more than 37 works. They are collectiviely called Sarvammulagranthas (The most original epics). All of them are in Saskrit and are not easily accessible to the general public. 

The Acharya has written four works on the Vedic school of Brahmasutra; Brahmasutra bhshya Sarva -shastra sangraha (Anubhasya) Brahmasutra-anuvyakhyana Brahmasutra-anuvyakhyana-vivarana.

Two works are on Vedic school of the Bhagavad Gita Bhagavadgita- bhashya Bhagavadgita-tatparya-nirnaya In the Vedic shool of the Upanishads, the Acharya has written bhasyas or authoritative commentaries on all the major Upanishads. But there is a notable uniqueness in respect of these also. While all the other have commented only on three chapters of the Aitareya Upanishad , the Acharya's bhasya covers the entire Upanishatkanada of the Aitareya Arnayaka. Mahaitareyopanishad-bhasya Brahadarnyakopanishad-bhashya Chandogopanishad-bhasya Taittiriyopanishad-bhasya Talavakaropanishad-bhasya (Kenopanishad Bhasya) Kathakopanishad -bhasya Atharvanopanishad-bhasya (Mandukopanishad -bhasya) Satprasnopanishad -bhasya Yajniya-mantropanishad -bhasya (Isavasyopanishad-bhasya) Mandukyopanishad - bhasya Some of the verses of the Mandukyopanishat are mistakenly held to be Gaudapada's karikas. But Acharya Ramanuja has accepted that these form original portions of the Upanishad itself. But Madhva has rejected the old wrong notion once for all by writing bhasya on these verses also. In this connection it is noteworthy how senior Advaita scholars too like Brahmananda accept that these are original Upanisadic verses.

The Acharya not only blazed a new pathway of spiritual interpretation of the Veda by himself writing a commentariy on 40 hymns of the Rig veda but also showed the way leading to a synthesis of Samhita, Brahmana and Aranyaka texts by commenting upon some chapters of the Aitreya Brahmana and the Mahanamni-khanda of the same Arnyaka. These works are: Rig Bhasya Khandartha nirnaya (Karma-nirnaya) So also, there are three works of his which lay bare the heart of the Mahabharata and Bhagavata in a bid to synthesize the teachings of Itihasa and Puranas: Mahabharata-tatparya-nirnaya Yamaka-bharata Bhagavata-tatparya-nirnaya Nine topical treatises are concerned with determinig epistemology and ontology: Vishnu-tattva-nirnaya Vada (tattvoddyota) Mayavada-dusana (mayavada-khandana) Upadhi-dusana (Tattva-prakasika) Mithyatvanimana-dusana Tattva-samkhyana Tattva-viveka Pramana-lakshana Katha lakshana Five works offer guidance regarding performance of ceremonials and rutuals as laid down in law-books, regarding building architecture, mantra and tantra and duties and practices of brahmacharis, hoseholders and medicants; Krishnamruta-maharnava Tantra-sara-sangraha Sadachara-smrti Jayanti-nirnaya Yati-pranavakalpa In the filed of devotional literature, there are two works of his; one is a stotra or hymn of praise; the other is an anthology of compositions set to music and meant to be sung: Narasimha-nakastuti Dvadasha stotra.

Further, there is a work which the Acharya is said to have composed in his boyhood while playing with the ball, it is a small work in a unique meter: Kanduka Stuti

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jagannath46  - Teachings of Madhwacharya   |Registered |2010-04-15 12:24:50
Is His teachings are available in Tamil, if so could you please inform us where
and how to get it.

With regards,

T.S. Jagannnath
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