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Padhuka Sahasram-281

From: Sadagopan (sgopan_at_computer.net)
Date: Wed Aug 16 2000 - 07:34:48 PDT

Sri:
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 
viKhyAthamurukramathvam

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):
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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,
"Urukraman".

3) Oh MaNi PadhukE! " Rangapathi: padha sprusA
BhavathyA IDHAM VISVAM KshaNEna VICHAKRAME ". Swamy
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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