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The correct process of receiving knowledge in any field is by approaching a bona fide institute. Similarly, transcendental knowledge should be received through a bona fide disciplic succession.

In Bhagavad-gita 4.2.Lord Krishna says:

evam parampara-praptam
imam rajarsayo viduh
sa kaleneha mahata
yogo nastah parantapa

Translation: “This supreme science was thus received through the chain of disciplic succession, and the saintly kings understood it in that way. But in course of time the succession was broken, and therefore the science as it is appears to be lost”

          THE DISCIPLIC SUCCESSION

1. Krishna
2. Brahma
3. Narada
4. Vyasa
5. Madhva
6. Padmanabha
7. Narahari
8. Madhava
9. Akshobhya
10. Jaya Tirtha
11. Jnanasindhu
12. Dayanidhi
13. Vidyanidhi
14. Rajendra
15. Jayadharma
16. Purusottama
17. Brahmanya Tirtha
18. Vyasa Tirtha
19. Lakshmipati
20. Madhavendra Puri
21. Ishvara Puri, (Nityananda, Advaita)
22. Lord Chaitanya
23. Rupa, (Svarupa, Sanatana)
24. Raghunatha,
25. Krishnadasa
26. Narottama
27. Vishvanatha
28. Srila Jagannatha Dasa Babaji Maharaja
29. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
30. Srila Gaurakishora Dasa Babaji Maharaja
31.SrilaBhakthisiddhantaSaraswatiGoswami Maharaj
32. A.C Bhakthivedanta Swami Prabhupada

ANANDA TIRTHA (PURNAPRAJNA  TIRTHA, SRIPAD MADHWACARYA) and SRILA VYASADEVA

SRILA VYAASADEVA
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Sripad Madhwacarya (aka. Ananda Tirtha & Purna Prajna Tirtha)                        Sukadev Goswami

The Ashtha-Mutts Madhwacharya created:

First Pair

1.  Hrsikesa Tirtha – Palimar Mutt
2.  Narasimha Tirtha – Admaru Mutt

Second Pair

3.  Janardana Tirtha – Krsnapur Mutt
4.  Upendra Tirtha – Puttinge (Puttige) Mutt

Third Pair

5.  Vaman Tirtha – Shiruru Mutt
6.  Visnu Tirtha (Madhwa’s brother) – Sode Mutt

Fourth Pair

7.  Rama Tirtha – Kaniyuru Mutt
8.  Adhoksaja Tirtha – Pejawara Mutt

The Pithadhipatya Brahma-Madhwa Guru Paramparam:
1. PADMANABHA TIRTHA
2. NARAHARI TIRTHA
3. MADHAVA TIRTHA
4. AKSHOBHYA TIRTHA
5. JAYA TIRTHA
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7. KAVINDRA TIRTHA                                                                     RAJENDRA TIRTHA
8. VAGISA TIRTHA                                                                           JAYADHWAJ TIRTHA
9. RAMACHANDRA TIRTHA                                                           PURUSOTTAMA TIRTHA
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VIBUDHENDRA TIRTHA                   VIDYANIDHI TIRTHA               SRINIVAS TIRTHA
JITAMITRA TIRTHA                            RAGHUNATHA TIRTHA           RAMA TIRTHA
RAGHUNANDANA T.                         RAGHUVARYA TIRTHA           LAXMIKANTHA TIRTHA
SURENDRA TIRTHA                           RAGHUTTAMA TIRTHA           SRIPATI TIRTHA
1539 ad                                         1596 ad                            1627 ad (approx)
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(RAGHAVENDRA SW. MUTT)              (UTTARADI MUTT)                (VYASARAJA MUTT)

The disciple of Sripad Vyasa Tirtha also projected into what developed over the next period of time as the Brahma-Madhwa and Gaudiya sampradaya:

SRILA VYASARAYA MUTT
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LAXMIPATI TIRTHA
(the unsung hero Vishu dasa – Vishnu Puri)
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MADHAVENDRA PURI
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PARAMANANDA  ISWARA PURI    NITYANANDA    ADVAITA
PURI                            I                  PRABHU               ACARYA
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SRI CAITANYA MAHAPRABHU
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SWARUPA DAMODARA        SANATANA GOSWAMI
RUPA GOSWAMI
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SRI JIVA GOSWAMI    RAGHUNATHA DAS GOSWAMI
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KRSNADASA KAVIRAJA GOSWAMI
NAROTTAMA DAS THAKURA
VISHVANATHA CHAKRAVATI THAKURA
BALADEVA VIDYABHUSANA
UDDHAVA DAS BABAJI
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MADHUSUDANA DAS BABAJI
(VAISNAVA SARVABHAUMA) JAGANNATHA DAS BABAJI
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BHAGAVAT DAS BABAJI      BHAKTIVINODA THAKURA
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GAURA KISORA DAS BABAJI
BHAKTISIDDHANTA SARASWATI
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GAUDIYA MATH          A.C.BHAKTIVEDANTA SWAMI
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