13 Facts About Vishishtadvaita


Vishishtadvaita is one of the most popular schools of the Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy.

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Vedanta Desika defines Vishishtadvaita using the statement, Asesha Chit-Achit Prakaaram Brahmaikameva Tatvam: Brahman, as qualified by the sentient and insentient modes, is the only reality.

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Vishishtadvaita is said to have received the divine hymns straight from Nammalvar, the foremost of the twelve Alvars, by yogic insight in the temple at Alwar Thirunagari, which is located near Tirunelveli in South India.

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Vishishtadvaita is causeless, eternal and unchangeable — and is yet the material and the efficient cause of the universe and sentient beings.

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Vishishtadvaita is the basis of morality and giver of the fruits of one's Karma.

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Vishishtadvaita provides three valid reasons for staking such a claim:.

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The Samkhya system adheres to Prakriti-Parinama vada whereas Vishishtadvaita is a modified form of Brahma-Parinama vada.

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Vishishtadvaita interprets this passage to mean the subsistence of all attributes in a common underlying substratum.

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Vishishtadvaita is said to have been born as an incarnation of the divine bell of Lord Venkateshwara of Tirupati and of Ramanujacharya in the month of Purattasi under the star Thiruvonam, in the year 1268 CE.

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Vishishtadvaita was a great teacher, logician, expositor, debater, poet, philosopher, thinker and defender of the faith of Vaishnavism.

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Vishishtadvaita's work Sri Vachana Bhusanam is a classic and provides the essence of Upanishads.

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Vishishtadvaita is said to have been born as an amsa of Kanchi Devaraja Perumal to document and immortalize Ramanuja's message in the month of Aippaci under the star Thiruvonam, in the year 1205 CE.

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Vishishtadvaita is said to have lived for 106 years, during which time, he helped to safeguard the idol of Ranganatha at Srirangam from Muslim invaders.

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