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The propagator of Vaishnava sect, Vallabhacharya was born at:
1. Rajim
2. Champaran
3. Arang
4. Ratanpur

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Champaran

The correct answer is Champaran.

  • The propagator of the Vaishnava sect, Vallabhacharya was born at Champaran on 27 April 1479.
  • He was also known as ‘Achinitabhadra’.
  • He was the first to promote Krishna Bhakti on the basis of Maha Bhagavad Purana.
  • He founded the philosophy of Shuddha Advaita which believed in the absolute union.
  • He died in Varanasi in the year 1531.

  • The four sects of Hinduism are- Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smartism.
  • Vaishnavism is one of the major forms of modern Hinduism, characterized by devotion to the god Vishnu and his incarnations (avatars).
  • Vaishnavism has four main categories of sampradayas (denominations, sub-schools):
    • the medieval-era Vishishtadvaita school of Ramanuja.
    • the Dvaita school of Madhvacharya.
    • the Dvaitadvaita school of Nimbarkacharya.
    • the Pushtimarg of Vallabhacharya.

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