Consider the following pairs:

  1. Varkari Sect→ Tuka Ram
  2. Vishishtadvaita→ Sri Ramanujacharya
  3. Shuddadvaita→ Vallabhacharya

  Which of the above is/are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

Shuddadvaita is the purely non-dual philosophy propounded by Vallabhacharya. Vallabhacharya was a devotional philosopher, who founded the Pushti sect in India. Visishhdvaita is the philosophy of the Sri Sampradaya, one of the most popular schools of the Vedanta school of Hindu philosophy. Sri Ramanujacharya was the main proponent of Vishishtadvaita philosophy. Tuka Ram founded the Varkari Sect. Tukaram preached through his Abhangas. All saints of Maharashtra worshipped only one idol called Pandurang.

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