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Madhwas is a name for Brahmin community mainly from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra. They are the followers of Jagadguru Shri Madhvacharya who proposed the philosophy of Tatva-Vada (popularly called Dvaita) that preaches with the moto Hari Sarvottama - Vayu Jeevottama which explains Lord Vishnu as the Supreme power who is omni potent & omni present while all other Hindu Gods are his family. Madhwas believe in Taratamya (Gradation theory) in all Living (jeeva) and Non-living entities (jada).

Madhwas consider the Madhvacharya's 37 works coined as Sarvamoola as the most sacred literature that leads to Moksha.