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Padhuka Sahasram-362
Date: Thu Apr 19 2001 - 13:14:19 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

362. mAtharmukundhacharaNAvani!thAvakInA:
     sanchArapAmsukaNikA: shirasA vahanthO
     vishvam punanthi padhapadhmaparAgalEshaI:

Oh Mother Paaduka! The dust that You generate during the walks, works 
like a mysterious magic powder to captivate the minds of all. Those 
who bear this on their heads are thereby elevated so much so that the 
dust from their lotus-feet purifies the whole world. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan(V.S): SlOkam 362
(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Devi PaadhukE!
The dust specks associated with You have the magic of
attracting the minds of all to the fortunate one , who
wears them (rENus)on their heads. The specks of dust raised
by You during Your travels with the Lord have the power to
make their wearers very holy. They in turn sanctify
this world from the power of the specks of dust associated
with their feet .

(2)Here Swamy Desikan addresses the Lord's Paadhukais
as "Mukundha CharaNAvani" or the Paadhukais of the Moksham-
granting Lord .The dust arising from the Paadhukais during
the SanchAram with the Lord produces small dust particles
( ThAvakInA: SanchAra Paamsu-kaNikA:) . Swamy describes them
as "ChinthA-VasIkaraNa ChUrNa-VisEsha-KalpA:" or the mind
captivating fine powder like dusts.Those are worn adorongly
by a fortunate few and that empowers them to make the world
free of dhOshams by their presence ( Paamsu kaNikA: sirasA
Vahantha: Visvam punanthi

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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