Taratamya of Sri Madhvacharya

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In the philosophy of Sri Madhvacharya, the individual souls are involved in a gradual gradation in terms of their nature and capacities. This gradation is called tAratamya. The Supreme God viShNu is the top most in tAratamya. Therefore he is called sarvottama. Goddess Lakshmi is next only to viShNu. Lord Brahma and Vayu are the top most in the list of souls who are subject to bondage.

1. Lord Sri Vishnu

2. Lakshmi

3. Brahma and Vayu and all Rijus

4. Sarasvati and Bharati and wifes of all R^ijus

5. Garuda, Sesha and Rudra

6. Shanmahishis – The Six Wives of Krishna – Jambavati, Bhadra, Nila, Kalindi. Mitravinda, laxaNa

7. Suparni, Varuni, Parvati (Wives of Garuda, Sesha, Rudra respectively)

8. Indra, Kama

9. Ahankarika Prana

10. svAyambhuvamanu, daxa, brihaspati, saci, rati, aniruddha

11. pravaha vAyu

12. vivasvAn, chandra, yama, shatarUpa devi

13. varuna

14. nArada

15. bhR^igu, agni, prasUti

16. marichi, atri, angirasa,pulastya, pulaha, kratu, vashiShTa – The sons of Brahma and vishwamitra, vaivasvata manu.

17. mitra, nirRuti, pravahi, tAra

18. vishwaksena, gaNapathi, ashvini devatas,kubera, seShsa shatasthas

19. karmaja devatas

20. parjanya, ganga(wife of Varuna), sangnya(wife of vivasvan), rohini(wife of chandra), viradusha(wife of aniruddha), shyamala(wife of yama)

21. svAha

22. kUrmadi anakhyata devatas

23. budha

24. devaki, yashoda, usha

25. Shani, Dhara Devi

26. Pushkara

27. ajanaja devata

28. pitR^is

29. deva gandharva

30. manushya gandharva

31. chakravarti

32. manushyottama

-courtesy of Uttaradhimutt.org

|| Hare Srinivasa ||

9 thoughts on “Taratamya of Sri Madhvacharya

    • Please read out the posts I have posted in this blog to get started with our philosophy.🙂 You can also refer http://www.srsmutt.org to know about Mantralaya mahaprabhu Sri Raghavendra Theertha who lives at Mantralaya and blesses us daily. He is one of the saints who contributed a lot to Sri Madhwa sastra🙂

    • Please visit the Uttaradhi Mutt in the city you are located. There are books by the wonderful Shri T. S Raghavendra who has meticulously explained the Harikathamratasara and various other topics. Shri Pandurangi’s has also done an outstanding job by bringing out the essence of the various Upanishads. Please also read Nyayasudhasaara in English .This book explains difficult concepts in very simple language that a layman can understand .You can get this book at any of the Raghavendra Mutt’s .

      Please let me know where you are located Mr Purushottaman

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