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Padhuka Sahasram-282

From: Sadagopan (
Date: Wed Aug 16 2000 - 07:35:01 PDT

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

282. sanchArayanthI padhamanvathiShTa: sahAyakruthyam maNipAdharakshE!
     mAthasthvamEkA manuvamshagOpthurgOpAyathO goUthamaDharmadhArAn

Oh Mother Manipaaduka! When Rama, the great protector 
born in the Manu race, walked through and, in the process 
saved the wife of Sage Goutama, You alone were His assistant. 
(There was none else; the dust from You fell on the stone 
and generated life as a Rishi-patni).

Namo Narayana,
SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

1) Sri Abhinava Desika UttamUr Swamy's anubhavam:
Oh Mother PaadhukE !You alone removed the curse 
on AhalyA , the wife of sage GautamA . A speck of
dust associated with You fell on her and transformed 
her from being a stone into the beautiful woman that
she was before the curse of her husband. You helped
RaamachandrA to perform this miracle. You directed
Him to the hermitage of GauthamA and accomplished 
this mission all by Yourself. 

Here, Swami Desikan hints that the merciful acts of
the Lord are prompted by His caring consort.Her goading
may not be transparent , but without Her initiative ,
our Lord will not confer His blessings and complete
His work of protection .Here , Swami Desikan implies 
that PadhukA Devi was responsible for liberating 
AhalyA from Her state as a stone. His reasoning is
that the speck of dust that performed this miracle 
could only have come from the Padhukai , since 
the Lord's feet by themselves could not have 
generated that speck. Lord's feet are not
in contact with the ground (in the PaadhukA clad
state) to generate the dust particles directly.

2) HH Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE! 
It is only Your help that made it possible for 
Sri Raaamachandran to reach the place , where 
Ahalyai was resting as a stone and to bless
Her to overcome the currse of her husband.
The inner meaning is that without the help 
of the AchAryAs , it would be impossible for
PerumAL to take the chEthanams to Parama Padham
as the muktha jeevans.

3) Here Raamachandran is saluted as "Manu Vamsa
GopthA" or the protector of the lineage of Manu.
Even that glory is exceeded by the Paadhukais
that assist with the SanchAram of the Lord .
One instance of the display of that glory is
when the dust particle with the sambhandham of
the Sri Raama Paadhukai brought back AhalyA 
from her stony(transfixed) state into that of 
the beautiful human form as the wife of 
Sage GautamA . Swamy Desikan singles out 
the MahOpakAram and power of the Paadhukai
this way : " thvam yEkA Gouthama dharmadhArAn
gOpaayatha:" ( You alone saved the dharma pathni
of Sage Gouthamarfrom her helpless state )..V.S 

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