Hence the attraction and sanctity for this annual festival falling on the
eleventh of Pushya masa. Many other festivals are celebrated too, but in comparison with this Ekadasi
Festival, all glimmer like fireflies before the Sun that Vaikuntha Ekadasi is.
Moreover, this thirtha kshetra became very popular and famous on account of the miracles that
emanated from the Karuvarai itself; for Sri Ranganatha instructs, guides and chastises the erring, even if
they are priests from time to time, talking in human tongue. Alwars are kept in perfect and constant touch
with the presiding deity. The episode of an outcaste Tiruppani Alwar borne by a semi-evolved
priest and taken to the Sannidhi; and the Sayujya Prapti of Andal are standing illustrations of
the God's ever watchful look on the deserving for granting emancipation. With
occurance of such spectacular awe-inspiring events, the city Srirangam is throbbing with spiritual
activity that very few Vaishnavate shrines claim this honour, or come nearer to this glory.