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Madhavendra Puri

Madhavendra Puri took initiation in the Madhvacharya sampradaya and had disciples such as Advaita Acharya and Ishvara Puri. It was Madhavendra Puri who introduced the conception of madhurya-bhava (conjugal love) into the sampradaya. In this conception, the worship of Radha and Krishna in separation represents the highest level of devotional service. Therefore, according to the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, Madhavendra Puri stands at the beginning of the movement of Lord Chaitanya, who spread love of Godhead in this mood. Madhavendra Puri's samadhi is in Remuna, Orissa.