In SriVaishnavism Ramayana finds a special place in hearts of Bhagwatas(Sri Vaishanvas) and it is known as Sharanagati Grantham.

What is the specific reason to call it Sharanagati Grantham.

Note: I already know the abstract reason i.e. because every Kanda of Ramayana has Sharanagati Involved, I need elaborate answer.

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    As you said, the reason that Sri Vaishnavas call the Valmiki Ramayana the "Sharanagati Shastram" is because every Kanda involves Sharanagati. In the Bala Kanda, the gods seek refuge in Vishnu to defeat Ravana. In the Ayodhya Kanda, Bharata falls at Rama's feet and asks him to come back and rule Ayodhya. In the Aranya Kanda, the Rishis of the forest seek refuge in Rama to defeat the Rakshasas. In the Kishkindha Kanda, Sugrive seeks refuge in Rama to defeat Vali. In the Sundara Kanda, Sita tells Ravana to surrender to Rama. And in the Yuddha Kanda, Vibhushana surrenders to Rama. Mar 15, 2017 at 22:37
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    For more details, see Sri Vaishnava commentaries on the Valmiki Ramayana. By the way, Ramanujacharya used to go to Tirupati to learn Sharanagati Shastram from his uncle Thirumalai Nambi. Thirumalai Nambi was one of the shishyas of Yamunacharya. Mar 15, 2017 at 22:38
  • @Keshav And in Uttara? Who surrenders in that?
    – Surya
    Mar 16, 2017 at 2:37
  • @KeshavSrinivasan I agree now if you put every kanda details(sharnagati related) and post an answer I will accept it.
    – Yogi
    Mar 16, 2017 at 4:29
  • @Tezz No, its like surrendering to your own feet(don't assume biological importance of legs). Why would any sane person surrender to his aashrita? We are not even capable of becoming dust of his lotus feet, why and how would he take refuge in us. Also remember we are limited and he is infinite, and logically infinite entity cannot take refuge in limited entity
    – Yogi
    Mar 16, 2017 at 5:19


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