Sharanagati Gadyam Pravachanam 2

Second day pravachanam of Saranagathi Gadyam by Smt. KV Janakamma garu.

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Saranagathi gadyam Pravachanam day 2 points:

·         Gadya Trayam explains the meaning of "Dwaya Mantram".

·         The speciality of Dwaya Mantram is to give understanding on purpose of Life.

·         Dwaya Mantram helps to do Saranagathi to "Lakshminarayana"(God).

·         Sri Ramanujacharya's Saranagathi gadyam is an elaborate explanation of Dwaya Mantram.

·         Before going to Saranagathi gadyam,we have to know the difference between Bhakti and Prapatti.

·         Bhakti is devotion and Prapatti is sampoorna saranaagathi(yielding to god OR surrendering to god completely)by the devotee.

·         Bhakta is the one with bhakti - Devotee

·         Prapanna is the one who is with prapatti - Surrender

·         The first step to start your journey is to become a Bhakta and you would get a promotion to be a prapanna.

·         Prapatti is a process of surrending everything in God's service.Then he will release you from everything (either papa or punya).He will carry you to paramapadam.

·         If we want to become a prapanna, we must do Saranagathi to Vishnupatni(Lakshmi Devi).

·         The Saranagati gadyam is actually a conversation between sri Ramanuja and sri Ranganatha.

·         Before going to begin the conversation with Sri Ranganatha, we have to request Sri mahalakshmi(Thaayar) to recommend us to Lord Sri Ranganatha because sri Mahalakshmi Amma is very soft natured and she is the mother for the entire universe and our mother too.She will listen to our words and recommend Us to Lord Sri Ranganatha to accept our prayers.

·         In Saranagathi gadhyam, he emphasises on saranagathi (surrendering to Sriman narayana) as a path to attain moksham.

·         Saranagathi  is superior to bhakthi yogam as a means for attaining moksham.

·         Bhakthi is limited to thraivarnikas (persons belonging to the first three varnas, viz., brahmana, kshathriya and vaisya and even in these three classes, the males only) whereas saranagathi can be carried out by anyone without any distinction.

·         Bhakthi is a difficult method to follow while saranagathi is very simple.

·         Bhakthi gives results after the person who follows it exhausts all his prarabdha karmas (karmas, or deeds, are of two types, sanchita and prarabdha;

·         Sanchita karma is the sum total of all the karmas that the jivathma (soul) had earned while being born repeatedly.

·         Prarabdha is that which God takes out as a portion from the full bundle of sanchita and lets the jivathma to complete in a set of births in its term in the samsaram following the papa / sin and punya / virtue karmas with which it was sent to this earth). Saranagathi yields results in the same birth in which the athma had performed saranagathi.

·         While following the path of bhakthi, one has to be very careful in not transgressing what is told in vedhas. However that is not the case with saranagathi as it is very simple to perform. One has to take lot of efforts to carryout bhakthi while in the case of saranagathi, it is readily available for practicing.

·         Bhakthi is not synchronous with the svarupam (characteristics or basic nature) of athma while saranagathi is. In other words, the svarupam of athma is to be subservient (seshabhuthan) to sriman narayanan as well as to be dependent (parathanthriyan) on him and these are fulfilled while following saranagathi whereas bhakthi is attained through the self-efforts of athma which is not the svarupam of athma.And, bhakthi is not a match for the result which is attained while saranagathi is.

Hence in order to get rid of samsaram and to reach srivaikuntam to perform kainkaryams (service) to the dhivya dhampathi Bhagavath Ramanuja carried out saranagathi.


Let us keep it in our practice to recite the first churnika infront of Mother Goddess when we visit temple.

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