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Padhuka Sahasram-364
Date: Mon Apr 23 2001 - 13:48:10 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan(V.S): SlOkam 364
364. mUrDhAnamamba! muraBhinmaNipAdharakshE!
     yEShAm kadhApi rajasA BhavathI punAthi
     thvAmEva thE sukruthina: snapayanthi kAlE
     mandhAradhAmarajasA mukutachyuthEna

Oh Manipaaduka! It is enough that You make the heads of people pure 
with Your dust, only once. Those fortunate people, in course of time, 
will be previleged to perform powder-ablution on You with the Mandara-
flower-dust falling from their crowns, they now being Devas!

(Mandara is a divine flower)

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

(1)Oh PaadhukE! Whoever wears the dust specks associated
with You on their heads even occasionally reach the status
of DevAs at the end of their earthly lives.Their good fortune
permits them to wear mandArA flower garlands around their
bejewelled crowns in the world of DevAs.They do not forget
Your blessings that made it possible for them to reach such
a high status. They prostrate before You and the pollen from
the MandhArA flowers adorning their crowns fall on You and
appear to bathe You in them .

(2)Here , Swamy Desikan is reminded of the compassion/Dayaa
of the Holy Paadhukais and addresses them as "Ambhaa ".
He salutes the bhAgyasAlis , who have the food fortune
to wear the PaadhukA rENu on their heads as " Sukruthina:".
They attain dEva Padham and later during their prostrations
before the Paadhukais perform Thirumanjanam to them
with the pollen dust from the mandhAra Maalais adorning
their crowned heads (MandhAradhAma rajasA thvAmEva

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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