Srirangam - the El Dorado of
Vaishnavates, enshrining the celebrated image of Lord Ranganatha, is one of the most
hallowed, and largely visited centres of pilgrimage of our sacred Ind, since Tretayuga. As the
presiding deity is easily and readily accessible by simple, yet sublime means of bhakti and prapatti and
showering boons of infinite variety, besides Sayujya Prapti along with admitting panchamas into the
sanctum, this mokshapuri is attracting millions of devotees from all parts of India.
It is a thirtha kshetra of special
significance for Vaishnavates; for, it is from here the Vaishnava Sampradaya wafted its potent glory
and spread to all corners of the world. As it is the august citadel of Vaishnavism, the Vaishnavates
proclaim loudly on hearing it It is our Sakshatswargam and Ranganatha is our Pratyaksha
daivam". They deem the presiding deity as their life breath; god of gods, the much
coveted Chintamani, the inner light, the Kalpavriksha, why, it is the be-all and end-all of their earthly
existence. Practically speaking, there is no Vaishnavate without knowing or uttering this
istadaivam, or craving for a visit to this Bhuloka Vaikuntam.