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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 नित्यम् ॥ २१॥ It is because Thou, O Lord, art birthless, that some rare souls, frightened by birth and death, take refuge in Thee. O Rudra, may Thy south ...


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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: आनुकुलस्य संकल्प: प्रतिकूल्यस्य वर्जनम् | रक्षीष्यतीति विश्वासो गोप्त्रुत्ववरणं तथा || LakshmI Tantra 17.60|| आत्मनिक्षेप कार्पण्ये षड्विधा शरणागति: ...


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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 Angas. Here is how Vedanta Desikan describes this path in the Rahasyatraya Sara: Karma Yoga means the performance of certain kinds of Karmas or rites and duties ...


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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 regarding this from one Sanskrit Grammar tutorial site: The following are the 7 different cases of a noun. Case 1 - Nominative -> प्रथमा / prathamaa ...


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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 in Sholka "अस्ति" is omitted. Ideally, if prose, it would read "श्री कृष्णः मम शरणं अस्ति |"


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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 sarvabhu:the:bhyo: dada:mye:thad vratham mama || mithrabha:ve:na sampraptham na thyaje:yam katthamchana | do:sho: yadyapi thasya sya:th satha: me:tha ...


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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 passages of the of the Taittiriya-Upanisad-Narayanavalli section (aka Mahanarayanopanisad). In the Srutaprakasika commentary on Ramanuja's Sribhashya, ...


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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 Divine Images" Om Shri Krishnah Sharanam Mama Sahasraparivatsaramitakalasanjat Krishnaviyogajanitatapakleshananda Tirobhavoham Bhagavate Krishnaya ...


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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 Acharya to perform Sharanagati for a departed soul. I will try to find a link to the audio lecture and provide it here. On a different occasion, he has said ...


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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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Yes, Ramanandi Vaishnavas differentiate between Bhakti Yoga and Sharanagati. Ramcharandas (1760-1831), a renowned Ramanandi Vaishnava theologian, believed to be the reincarnation of Tulsidas Himself, writes in His commentary on the Ramcharitmanas, Ananda Lahiri: Bhakti is of three types. One in bhakti mixed with karma (Karma Yoga). One is bhakti mixed ...


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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) 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 ...


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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 actual pronunciation/recital of the mantra is to be done only after good bath in the morning after a fast of night. Let's respect someone's belief, especially when ...


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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 bara samarpanam is done separately . where as in tenacharya sampradayam prapatti(barasamarpanam) is essential part of pancha samskaram or samashrayanam.off ...


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