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Padhuka Shasram-368
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 13:28:50 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

368. gangapagAthatalathAgruhamAshrayanthyA:
     pAdhAvani! prachalitham padhavIrajasthE
     prAyENa pAvanathamam praNathasya shamBhO:
     udDhULanam kimapi nUthanamAthanOthi

Oh Paaduka! When You walk on the banks of the Ganga to reach a 
cottage of creepers, You generate a lot of dust on the way that 
becomes a novel powder for body-application for sanctification to 
Siva, who stands with bent head to You. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes from V.SatakOpan (V.S):SlOkam 368
(1)Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam:
Oh PaadhukE! When RaamA travelled on the banks of
GangA to reach His temporary abode decorated with
flowering creepers , lot of dust was raised by you
because of His rapid strides. Sambhu , who normally
smears His body with ashes from the cremation ground ,
now took that dust sanctified by Your sambhnadham and
smeared his body .The dust associated with You removed
the dhOshams from the earlier smearing of the ash from
the impure cremation ground.

(2)Here another kind of sanchAram on the banks of yet
another river by the Lord is visualized. Lord Raama
was travelling on the banks of GangA river during
His vana vaasam.Sambhu collected the dusts arising
from His paadhukais and smeared them on His body
for purification .It was an unusual kind of dust
(Kimapi Noothanam UddhULanam)for Sambhu compared to
His normal dust collected from burning grounds..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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