Shri Vallabhacharya: Spiritual Luminary and Founder of Pushtimarg

Shri Vallabhacharya, born on April 27, 1479, was a transformative spiritual leader who founded the Pushtimarg tradition within the Bhakti movement. Emphasizing a doctrine of pure non-dualism, he taught that the universe is a direct expression of the divine, with Lord Krishna at its core. Unlike other philosophies that saw the world as illusion, Vallabhacharya’s teachings made spirituality accessible to all, advocating for a personal relationship with the divine through devotion and divine grace. His legacy continues through the Pushtimarg tradition, which fosters communities based on inclusivity and personal devotion, profoundly impacting Hindu devotional practices and contributing rich texts that guide devotees in their spiritual journey.