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Padhuka Sahasram-281

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Wed Aug 16 2000 - 07:34:48 PDT

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

281.padhasprushA rangapathir BhavathyA vichakramE vishvamidham 
kshaNEna thadhasya manyE maNipAdharakshE! thvayaIva 

Oh Mani PaadukE! Lord Ranganatha scaled 
the whole universe in a moment, 
using His foot that was close-fitted to You. 
Hence, I would assert that His name 
and fame as 'Urukrama' (the large-stepped) 
is Your gift to Him. (Indeed You are greater than 
the foot in size say!)

Namo Narayana,
SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.Satakopan (V.S):

1) Sri Abhinava Desika UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam:
" Oh , gem-bedecked PaadhukE! With You attached to
His Thiruvadi ,Your Lord measured the entire world 
and beyond. Thus , You helped Him acquire the title as
the One took the measure of the Universe." The Paadhukai 
has to be a little larger than the foot to cover it 
and protect it. Having this in mind, Swami Desikan 
describes the performance of the Lord as "Urukraman"
meaning that the Lord , who took the giant step.

2) HH Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh MaNi PaadhukE!
In a fraction of a second , Your Lord , Sri RanganAthA
measured the universe .It was possible for Him 
to execute this action because You were powering
His lotus feet. This is how , He acquired  the title,

3) Oh MaNi PadhukE! " Rangapathi: padha sprusA
Desikan invokes here the Rg Veda Vaakyams and
incorporates them in this slOkam (The Vedic
words elected by Sawmi Desikan are highlighted
in the two vedic texts below : 

" IDHAM  Vishnur VICHAKRAME thrEdhaa ni dhadhE padam"
--(Rg Vedam: I.22.17)

" yasyOrushu thrishu VIKRAMANESHV adhikshiyanthi 
  bhuvanAni VISVAA "--Rg,vedam : I.154.2  

With this measurement(VikramaNam ) of the earth
(Visvam) ,Sri RanganAthan attained His "Urukramathvam"
( Having the attribute of gigantic strides) and
became known as Thrivikraman...V.S  

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