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Is Sharanagati (jiva soul's self surrender to the Lord) based on Sruti?

Taking refugee under Supreme Lord (Sharanagati) is based on shruti sources also. Svetasvatara Upanishad (4.21) states: अजात इत्येवं कश्चिद्भीरुः प्रपद्यते । रुद्र यत्ते दक्षिणं मुखं तेन मां पाहि ...
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Six aspects of surrender mentioned in Pancharatra texts?

Prapatti (or self-surrender) is an important aspect of SrI Vaishnava Teachings. According to pAncarAtra samhitas (Ahirbudhnya samhitA, LakshmI tantra), there are six aspects or angas to prapatti: ...
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What is the difference between Bhakti Yoga & Sharanagati?

Sri Vaishnavas believe there are two paths to Moksha, Bhakti Yoga and Sharanagati (aka Prapatti). Bhakti Yoga is a long and difficult path to Moksha, and it has both Karma Yoga and Jnana Yoga as ...
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Which one is grammatically accurate krishna saranagati mantra?

Note that this question would be more suitable for Sanskrit Language site which is currently in definition phase. There are 7 cases of Nouns called Vibhakti (विभक्ति). (Quoting useful information ...
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Which one is grammatically accurate krishna saranagati mantra?

श्री कृष्णः = Shri KRshNa: (subject case). मम = mine (possessive case) शरणं = protection/refuge (object case) शरणं मम = my refuge. So this roughly translates KRshna: is my refuge. Since this is ...
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How many types of Vaishnava Charama Shloka(s) exist?

Here are the Charama Shlokas listed by the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Chinna Jeeyar Swami in this web page: SRI:RA:MA CHARAMA SLO:KAM sakrude:va prapanna:ya thava:smi:thi cha ya:chathe: | abhayam ...
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What are the words of the Brahmasambandha Mantra of Pushti Marga?

I found the words of the Brahmasambandha Mantra in three books, with minor differences: This excerpt from Paul Arney's paper "The Bade Shikshapatra: A Vallabhite Guide to the Worship of Krishna’s ...
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Where is the concept of Prapatti/Saranagati mentioned in the mukhya upanishads, as per the Sri Vaishnava interpretation?

According to two celebrated acharyas of the Srivaishnava Sampradaya: Sudarsana Suri, and Vedanta Desika, the path of Saranagati/Prapatti is none other than the Nyasa Vidya described in the last few ...
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Is it possible for someone to perform prapatti or sharanAgati for those who have died?

While I don't have a citable reference from scripture, I have heard Sri Natteri Rajagopalachariar - Asthana Vidvan of Srimad Andavan Ashramam in a lecture state clearly that it is not possible for an ...
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According to Sri Vaishnavism, whenever there is a conflict between prapanna duties and non-prapanna duties, which takes precedence?

In Thennacharya Sampradayam, Loukika dharma is to be followed as long as it does not interfere with visesha dharma. If it does, it is to be foregone in favor of visesha dharma.
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Eligibility and Procedure for Saranagati

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 ...
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What are the words of the Brahmasambandha Mantra of Pushti Marga?

I understand the request of the actual Sanskrit Mantra online but Just to mention, in Pushtimarg sect, this mantra is allowed for recital with certain conditions. You can read the meaning but the ...
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Sri Vaishnava Acharyas and BharaSamarpanam

adiyen dasan adiyen. only way in this kaliyuga for attainment of moksha aka srivaikuntham is perform prapatti(bara samarpanam) and lead a life of true prapannan. iN desika sampradayam prapatti or ...
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