Gadyatraya of Sri Ramanuja who firmly established the visistadvaita philosophy
is a trilogy. It contains Saranagatigadya, Sri Rangagadya, and Sri Vaikunthagadya.
Gadya means prose. So these works are in prose form. Sarangatogadya is
in the form of a dialogue with the Lord Sri Mannarayana where Sri Ramanuja
explains his deficiencies, seeks the pardon of the Lord for his sins and
surrenders to the Lord. Sri Rangagadya is called 'Mitagadya' because it
is short. Here, Sri Ramanuja pleads with Lord Ranganatha to grant him a
place in His abode in order to serve him ever. Sri Vaikunthagadya has two
parts. In the first part, Sri Ramanuja gives graphic description of Sri
Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Sri mannarayana and also His form in all its
the second part, he tells us what a Prapanna (one who has performed Saranagati)
should do to evolve himself to spirituality. One who recites these Gadyas
- Saranagatigadya in the morning, Sri Rangagadya during the day and Sri
Vaikunthagadya in the night before going to bed - his devotion to Sri Mannarayana
will be consolidated in obtaining His Grace. Other Stotras included in
this CD are Yamunacarya's Catusloki and Stotratana and a stotra on Ramanuja.
Catusloki in four stanzas extols Sri or Goddess Lakshmi. Stotraratna describes
the glory and the deeds of Lord Sri Mannarayana in 65 slokas. The recitation
team is headed by Sri Malolakannan. The write-ip is by Sri Devanathan.
Sri Shrama has given the overall assistance.