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As I've discussed in this question, Sri Vaishnavas believe that Saranagati the most appropriate way towards Moksha.

I want to know the eligibility & procedure for Sharanagati.

  • Who is considered to be qualified for Sharanagati?
  • What is the procedure of Sharanagati? Are there any daily practices or rituals to be followed?
  • "Who is considered qualified for Sharanagati" Anyone with a desire to surrender to the lord of three worlds Bramhan Shriman Narayana, there are no barriers like caste, creed, sex, mental or physical health issues etc. There are two procedures for Sharanagati 1) SamAshrayanam 2) Bharasamarpana, Vadakalais follow both the procedures, Thenakalai's believe step 1 and mental bharasamarpanam is enough to surrender to lord, no need for a second ritual. The only daily practice is recitation of three secret mantras. After procedure 1 one is expected to live like a vaishnava and follow dharma. – Yogi Jun 15 '17 at 18:43
  • everything in the world requires 2 criteria - desire PLUS worth (talent/work/money etc.) except surrender, which requires only 1 criteria - desire. – ram Sep 8 '18 at 6:23
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This answer is about the Vadakalai interpretation of Sharanagathi.

Who is considered to be qualified for Sharanagati?

Vedanta Desika answers in the Rahasyatrayasara Chapter 10 (The Fitness for Prapatti)

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What is the procedure of Sharanagati?

There are four ways in which Prapatti can be performed. To keep it simple we can consider that there are really two ways: (1) By oneself (if one is qualified) and (2) By seeking someone else.

This 'someone else' is typically an Acharya who knows the Prapatti Prayoga and has attained Siddhi in the three mantras.

The procedure typically involves making a visit to the Acharya where the Acharya makes a formal (ritual) request to the Lord to accept the soul that is performing Sharanagathi. Depending on the specific Acharya the sishya involved may be required to repeat a few Sanskrit phrases that express the feelings of aakinchanya and ananya-gatitva (the concepts described in the above quoted chapter).

Are there any daily practices or rituals to be followed?

Chapters 15-19 in the Rahasyatrayasara describe the life of a Prapanna. In general the goal is to follow as much Varna-ashrama Dharma as possible. I have quoted Chapter 15 below.

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