Born and abandoned one day as dead in 1479, in the forests of Champaranya in Chattisgarh in India, he was found alive the next day, surrounded by a ring of flames, so he is generally considered as an incarnation of the Fire God. By the age of twelve he completed the study of the scriptures like the Vedas, Puranas etc. at Varanasi and was acclaimed by many as a great scholar. At the age of twenty-five he was invited by Krishna Deva Raya of South India to participate in discourses relating to several systems of Hindu philosophies then in vogue. He differed from the views of others declaring that God, Man and Nature are identical but remained separate like sparks of an Eternal Flame.
He was finally declared a winner by the king himself, he initiated a path of devotion (Bhakti) which came to be known as Pushtimarg (complete and sincere) or Nirguna Bhakti. His philosophy came to be known as Suddha Advita (pure non-dualism or monoism) to emphasis that God is both immanent and transcendent without the concept of Maya he personified his God as Krishna with several Leelas (acts of wisdom and action).
As a contemporary of Chaitanya Maha Prabhu, they complimented each others role, one by complete immersion in Love of God Krishna and the other as Acharya the preacher of a new philosophy.
Sri Vallabhacharya gave a new message, a new hope and a new pattern of devotional life when India was passing through separate tendencies due to diverse sects, foreign creeds, social upheavals, and political domination by rulers belonging to alien faiths, he earned a permanent place in the evolutionary history of Spiritualism in India. In 1531 he gave his final advice to his two sons to have complete faith in Lord Krishna and then at the sacred river Ganga, he is reported to have taken holy water into his hands when a flame like Divine glow appeared around his body and he disappeared.