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Re: Padhuka Sahasram-200

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 19:30:02 PDT

Dear BhakthAs:

Today is a blessed day. From the last 
Thirunakshathram of Swamy Desikan , 
Sri MuraLI Rangaswamy of Boston ,
and adiyEn have been posting articles 
on the sacred slOkams on Sri RanganAtha PaadhukAs
by Swami Desikan in less than two and Half hours
at Srirangam some seven hundred years ago.
Our postings are take offs from Dr.V.N.
VedanthadEsikan's translations that were 
released last year at Chennai.

Sri Achutharaman of Singapore has put together 
with reverence home pages for the Sri Ranganaatha
PaadhukA Sahsram postings (
and introduced a slOkam a day section for our
meditation.Please visit these home pages.

Today , we have arrived at the level of 200th 
slOkam .We have 808 slOkams to go and pray
to Swamy Desikan to give us the strength and
Kaimkarya Sri to complete this Kaimkaryam .

Swamy Desikan ThiruvadigaLE SaraNam,
Daasan, Oppiliappan Koil VaradaachAri SadagOpan  
>SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,
>Translation by U.Ve. Dr. V.N. Vedanta Desikan Swamin:
>200. manuvamshapurOhithena manthraI: 
>     aBhimanthrya thvayi pAdhukE! prayuktham
>     aBhiShekajalam kshaNEna rajnyAm 
>     shamayAmAsa samutThithAn prathApAn
>Oh Paaduka! Water solemnized with mantras 
>was poured on You by the great sage, Vasishta, 
>the priest of the Manu family. That water was 
>adequate to quell in a moment's time, 
>the uprising of enemy kings.
>Namo Narayana,
>SriMuralidhara Dasan
>Special Notes by V.Sadagopan(VS):
>(1) Sri UttamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The waters
>sanctified by the ancient sage vasishTA through the Veda
>manthrAs were poured over You at the time of Your
>coronation. A second after, the power of those waters 
>flowing from You destroyed the agitations caused by 
>other kings and restored righteousness all over
>the Universe. The kings were tempted to invade 
>the KosalA kingdom thinking that there was no one
>there to protect the citizens. The sacred waters 
>associated with You destroyed the powers of 
>the scheming kings and restored order.
>(2) Srimath Andavan'a anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE!
>Sage VasishTA and other Vedic scholars known
>for their austerities consecrated the coronation
>waters and performed abhishEkam to the Paadhukais
>with them  and thereby quenched the fires of 
>the valor of the kings , who were intent on
>causing harm to KosalA kingdom. The inner meaning
>is that there are no enemies , where 
>the SadAchAryAs reside.The blessed works of 
>the AzhwArs have helped to banish the ills
>from incorrect darsanams .
>(3)In this abhishEka Paddhathi slOkam ,
>Swamy Desikan salutes the potent power of 
>the PattAbhishEka Jalam consecrated by AchArya
>VasishTA and enhanced by the sambhandham of the holy
>Paadhukais. In one second , those coronation waters
>quenched the fires of valour displayed by the jealous 
>kings intent on causing mischief to the kingdom
>orphaned by the departure of RaamA to the forest 
>( AbhishEka jalam kshaNEna raaj~nAm samayAmAsa
>samutthithAn prathApAn)...V.S 

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