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Definition of prapatti

From: Mani Varadarajan (
Date: Mon Jun 19 1995 - 11:19:28 PDT

A while back someone asked what "prapatti" meant.
I am not sure it was answered.

Prapatti is a synonym for "saranaagati", surrendering
oneself or offering one's self to the Lord.  It is the
highest teaching of Sri Vaishnavism, and living the
life of a prapanna is the highest goal of a Sri Vaishnava.

The Alvars, for example, are ideal prapannas.