The tour of South India

At a very young age, Sri Madhva undertook a tour of South India, visiting famous pilgrimage centers, including Rameshwara, Kanyakumari and Anantashayana (Trivandrum). By this time, he had already framed his philosophy of Tattvavada, which he propagated whereever he went.

Sri Madhva very assertively pushed his philosophy. He condemned the rampant superstition and narrow minded customs that existed then. This naturally brought about resistance from the old school of thought, and he had face quite some trouble due to this. The opposition, of course, did not deter Sri Madhva in any way.

The whole journey through South India firmed up the decision of dedicating his life to the spreading of Tattvavada. He returned to Udupi and composed the first of his numerous works – The Bhagavadgita Bhashya (Commentary on the Bhagavadgita).

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One Response to “The tour of South India”

  1. padmanabha rao Says:

    IT IS CURIOUS TO NOTE THAT ACHARYA’S TRAVEL TO TIRUMALA IS NOT RECORDED THOUGH FROM SRIPADARAJARU ONWARDS ALL MADHVA SAINTS HAVE VISITED THE PLACE. PROBABLY THE METHOD OF WORSHIP THERE WAS NOT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PANCHARATRA AGAMA OR SOME SIMILAR REASON. ACHARYA HAS VISITED RUDRA AND DURGA TEMPLES. WE DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS DARK PERIOD IN HISTORY OFVAISHNAVISM.


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