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Padhuka Sahasram-360

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Date: Tue Apr 17 2001 - 13:57:44 PDT

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

Translation by U.Ve. Dr. V.N. Vedanta Desikan Swamin:

360. rangEshasya puruShasya jagadhviBhuthyaI 
     raThyAparikramaviDhoU maNipAdharakshE!
     sImAnthadhEshamanavadhyasarasvathInAm
     sindhUrayanthi BhavathIcharithA: parAgA:

Oh Manipaaduka! When Lord Ranganatha, the Super-person walks on a 
procession through the streets, the dust generated from You gets 
deposited on the head's parting line, of the Sruti-Damsels, of purest 
word, as if it were sindoora powder. 
(The dust from the Paaduka is enough to confer purity of speech).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 360
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(1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Gem-bedecked Paadhukais of
the Lord ! When Your Lord goes around the streets of Srirangam
on Your back for protecting the world , He raises specks of dust
through His movements. Those dust specks associated with You
decorate the parting line of the hair around the forehead marked
with auspicious vermillion (red lead) dot in the case of great
scholars .They become enriched in Vedic knowledge as a result of
wearing those dust specks associated with You on their heads. They
become blessed thus with true scholarship on divine wisdom.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:The dust from the Padhukais
are worn on the parting hair line of Veda MaathA as alankAram
(i-e), the Upanishads sing about Your glory .

(3)Oh PaadhukE! The dust arises from the Veethi sanchAram of
the Lord of Srirangam on Your back( RangEsasya Purushasya
raTyA Parikrama vidhou bhavathi charithA parAgA:). Those
dust specks are collected and worn on the vahidu ( parting
line of the hair )by blemishless Vedams as alankAram causing
auspiciousness( anvadhya SarasvathInAm Seemantha-dEsam ParAgA:
sindhUrayanthi)..V.S



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