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Predictions about Shree Ramanuja-Acharya and Shree Ramanuja-Sampradaya from "Shree Garuda-Purana" and "Shreemad-Bhagavatam"...

Question: "Are there any predictions about OM VishnuPad Shree Ramanuja-Acharya and Shree Ramanuja-Sampradaya  for the current Kali-Yuga?"

Answer by Vishnudut1926: Yes, they are! Thanks to the Anugraha of Shreemati MahaLakshmi-Devi and Bhagavan Shree Narayana, we have very massive Pramans in many Puranas, but
please pay attention to the fact that Bhagavan Shree Narayana Worship (especially the PanchaRatrika one) is very, very rare in Kali-Yuga (see very beautiful poetic Pramans from "Shree Garuda-Purana" below).

It is always recommended to check "Shree Venkatachala-Mahatmya" from Vaishnava-Khanda of "Shree Skanda-Purana" (it tells about Bhagavan Shree VenkatEshwara and Sri Rangam), but my favourite Pramans regarding OM VishnuPad Shree RamanujAcharya hail from Sattvika-Puranas, namely - from "Shree Bhagavata-Purana" and "Shree Garuda-Purana"

1st very classic Praman regarding Shree Ramanuja-Sampradaya belongs to "Shree Garuda-Purana" (Moksha-Kanda), it mentions Bhagavan Shree RangaNatha/Bhagavan Shree Varadaraja. It also speaks about Shree MadhvAcharya and Shree Madhva-Sampradaya.

In Sanskrit:


Translation:

"Shree Garuda-Purana", Moksha-Kanda, 19.39: "Rare are the devotees of Bhagavan Shree Hari in Kali age. Hari-Katha is also rare in Kali-Yuga. Initiation in the cult of Bhagavan Shree Hari is rare, very rare. Rare is the company of Hari-dasas (servants of Bhagavan Shree Hari".

19.40: "Rare is the chance for circumambulating Bhagavan Shree Hari or homage to Bhagavan Shree Vishnu. Rare is the means for maintaining His devotees. Rare is the gift of food to Sad-Vaishnavas (genuine Vaishnavas)".

19.41: "Rare is the Tantric Worship conducted for the Bhagavan Shree Vishnu. Rare is the recitation of Lord Vishnu Names. Rare is the worship of Sad-Vaishnavas".

19.42: "Rare is the touch of Shalagrama stone, or the sight of the pious Vaishnavas. Rare is the holy touch of the cow or the singing of holy chants. Rare is the Sad-Vaishnava-Guru".
19.43: "Rare are the people with faithful wives and pious sons. Rare is the sight of Bhagavan Shree Hari on the mountain Shesa (Sheshachala or Tirumala Hills). Rare is the sight of Bhagavan Shree Ranganatha on the Kaveri. Rare is the sight of the Ganges".
19.44: "Rare is the worship of VaradaRaja in Kanchi. Rare is the sight of Bhagavan Shree Rama's bridge. Rare is the ability to understand Madhva-Shastra (Granthas of Shree Madhwa-Sampradaya)".
Note by Vishnudut1926: About 70% of Brahma-Kanda (Moksha-Kanda) from "Shree Garuda-Purana" tells about Siddhanta of Shree Madhwa-Sampradaya (such notions as Vayu, Taratamya, Swatantra-Paratantra and many others), for this reason OM VishnuPad Shree MadhvAcharya is being mentioned in this Verse. And the final 30% dedicated to Shree Ramanuja-Siddhanta and Bhagavan Shree VenkatEshwara.
19.45-46: ""Rare is the sight of Bhagavan Shree Vishnu on Bhima, Reva (Narmada), Gaya or Badari. And on the SheshaChala, the Abode of Bhagavan Shreenivasa (VenkatEshwara) the tapasvis are very rare". 
2nd classic Praman dedicated to Shree RamanujAcharya and Shree Ramanuja-Sampradaya can be found in "Shree Bhagavata-Purana" ("Shreemad-Bhagavatam"), Verses 11.5.38-41. 

These Verses mention Narayana-Parayanas from Dravidian lands (that is Narayana-prapannas from Shree Ramanuja-Sampradaya), Bhagavan Shree Vasudeva (that is classic Vasudeva-concept from "Shree PanchaRatra"), River Kaveri and Sharanagati-Marga (that is Prapatti also known as Parama-Bhakti - the exclusive Siddhanta of Shree Ramanuja Sampradaya):

कृतादिषु प्रजा राजन्कलाविच्छन्ति सम्भवम्
कलौ खलु भविष्यन्ति नारायणपरायणाः
क्वचित्क्वचिन्महाराज द्रविडेषु च भूरिशः
ताम्रपर्णी नदी यत्र कृतमाला पयस्विनी
कावेरी च महापुण्या प्रतीची च महानदी
ये पिबन्ति जलं तासां मनुजा मनुजेश्वर
प्रायो भक्ता भगवति वासुदेवेऽमलाशयाः
देवर्षिभूताप्तनृणां पितॄणां न किङ्करो नायमृणी च राजन्
सर्वात्मना यः शरणं शरण्यं गतो मुकुन्दं परिहृत्य कर्तम्

kRRitAdiShu prajA rAjankalAvichChanti sambhavam
kalau khalu bhaviShyanti nArAyaNaparAyaNAH
kvachitkvachinmahArAja draviDeShu cha bhUrishaH
tAmraparNI nadI yatra kRRitamAlA payasvinI
kAverI cha mahApuNyA pratIchI cha mahAnadI
ye pibanti jalaM tAsAM manujA manujeshvara
prAyo bhaktA bhagavati vAsudeve.amalAshayAH
devarShibhUtAptanRRiNAM pitRRINAM na ki~Nkaro nAyamRRiNI cha rAjan
sarvAtmanA yaH sharaNaM sharaNyaM gato mukundaM parihRRitya kartam

Translation:

"Shreemad-Bhagavatam", 11.5.38: "Persons belonging to the ages like Krita and others (Treta and Dvapara) wish to be born in the Kali Age, O King. It is certainly in the Kali age alone that persons exclusively devoted to Bhagavan Shree Narayana (Narayana-Parayanas) will be born".

"Shreemad-Bhagavatam", 11.5.39-40: "O great King! Such exclusive devotees of Lord Narayana will be born in some place here and there in Kali age, but a majority of them will be born in the Dravidian lands wherein flow the rivers, the Tamraparni, the Krta-mala, the Payasvini, the sacred-most Kaveri and the western Mahanadi. 

People who drink water from these rivers become pure in heart and generally turn into votaries of the glorious Lord Vasudeva, O ruler of men".

"Shreemad-Bhagavatam", 11.5.41: "With the realisation that Lord Vasudeva abides everywhere and hence entertaining no notion of difference (or absolutely giving up all duties prescribed by Sastras), he, who, with all his heart, seeks resort (sharanam sharanyam) in Mukunda (Lord Shree Vishnu), the shelter of all beings, is under no obligations of gods, sages, creatures, relatives and people, nor is he the servant of any of these (because he is "Narayana-Parayana", that is a prapanna and servant of Bhagavan Shree Narayana ONLY)". 

Vishnudut1926, Moscow, December 2017

The above-mentioned Sanskrit-English Verses 
had been cited from the following sources 
(English versions of Verses had been edited by me 
in order to sound more Vaishnava, 
as for example the below-mentioned 
translation by M.N.Dutt is very bad!) 

"THE GARUDA-MAHAPURANAM" 
#Sanskrit with English Translation# 
by M. N. Dutt [2007 edition] - LINK to E-BOOK

"The Bhagavata Purana", All 5 Volumes in English 
(Motilal Banasirdass 1950-1955 editions) - LINK to E-BOOK