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Padhuka Sahasram-272

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Fri Aug 04 2000 - 14:16:00 PDT

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,
Translation by U.Ve. Dr. V.N. Vedanta Desikan Swamin:

272. charaNadhvayamarBhakasya shoUrE:
     shakatAsurathAdanE api guptham 
     thava shakthyA kila pAdhukE! thadhAsIth

Oh Paaduka! As a child, in Krishna avatara, 
the tender lotus Feet of the Lord, which had acquired 
the perfect beauty of the autumnal lotus, 
had kicked the wicked asura, who came as 
a toy-cart; then what saved the Feet from damage 
was Yourself. That being so, You have an innate 
roughness (suited to the coarseness of my heart!)

Namo Narayana,
SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes By V.Satakopan(V.S)
(1) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: During 
KrishNAvathAra Time, He was resting as a
little child in a cradle that His Mother 
had tied under a cartoutside her home
for the comfortable rest of Her little One. 
That cart was an suran in disguise , who
had positioned himself outside YasOdhA's home.
Our Lord kicked that cart with His tender foot 
and completely pulverized the evil-intentioned 
asuran in the form of a cart . Oh PaadhukE ! 
If the tender foot of the Lord did not have Your 
support in the form of Your strength , How could 
the lotus soft feet of the Lord accomplished 
such a 'super human " task ?

(2) PeriyAzhwAr anubhavam is very enjoyable
of the SakatAsura Vadham.Our Lord lying as
a four to five month child in his precious 
cradle is enjoyed by PeriyAzhwAr :

" MaaNikkam katti Vayiram iDaikkatti
  AaNiponnAR seytha VaNNa SiRu Thottil
  pENI Unakku Biraman Vidu tanthAn "
---PeriyAzhwAr Thirumozhi: 1.3.1

Our Lord , MaayakkaNNan was having 
a rest on this cradle made of GOld and
inlaid with rubies and diamonds presented
by Brahma Devan. Our Visva GopthA's eyes were 
partially closed .He was making sure that 
he did not miss any activities around Him.
That cradle was tied under a cart for
shade, while YasOdhai attended to Her guests
who had assembled for the celebration of
our Lord's first coming out of the House ceremony,
which is usually on the third month of birth of 
a child.

The "PEthaik Kuzhavi " was tasting its 
tender feet , while rsting in the cradle
and suddenly gave a swift kick to the cart
over it. The cart was SakatAsuran , who was
going to crush the Lord in the cradle under
instructions from Kamsan.Our Lord 's kick
sent the wheels , axle up in the air and destroyed
the cart and thereby SakatAsurn completely . 
PeriyAzhwAr describes the scene :

" nALkaLOr Naalainthu ThingaLaLavilE
thALai nimirtthuc chakatatthaic chaaDippOy
VaaLL koLL vaLaiyeyiRRAruyir vavvinAn "
-- PeriyAzhwAr Thirumozhi :1.2.11

PeriyAzhwAr points out that Kuttik KaNNan 
was only four or five months old at the time ,
when he kicked SakatAsuran to death. Bhaagavathm
pinpoints Kuttik KaNnan's age as three months
at that time .

Swamy Desikan attributes the power behind the tender
legs of the infant was none other than the Paadhukai. 
Swamy Desikan describes Souri ( Lord ) as arbhagan 
(Sisu/helpless infant ) .He salutes the beauty of 
the feet of the Lord to the tender lotus in autumn . 
He asks : "How did those soft feet achieve the power to
destroy Sakatan ?". Swamy answers the question
and says that it is the hidden power of the Padhukais 
that enabled the Lord to send Sakatan 
to His salvation :

" SakatAsura thADanEapi guptham tava
  sakthyA kila PaadhukE ? ".... (V.S).

NaarAyaNa , NaarAyaNa ,
Daasan , Oppiliappan Koil VaradAchAri SatakOpan 


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