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Padhuka Sahasram-427
Date: Wed Aug 01 2001 - 12:40:43 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

427. nithyam vihAra samayE nigamAnuyAthaI:
     nAdhaI: svayam narakamardhanapAdharakshE!
     nAdhAvasAnanilayam vadhasIva nATham

Oh Paaduka! As the Lord is on His walks, He is always followed by the 
Vedas. Your sound is also like the Vedic chant. He stops then and 
there, when the gems in You cause a sound that perhaps proclaims that 
the Lord is at the top pinnacle of Nada. 

(Sages on the banks of the Kaveri practise mental chant of Pranava. 
When it ends the Lord stands in their hearts).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 427:

1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE of the Lord, Who 
destroyed NarakAsura ! During His time of travel on You , RanganAthA 
stops at selected street junctions. The VedAs , which were following 
Him recognize the changing tone of the naadham originating from You at
these times. They also stop their recitation as the naadham of Your 
steady trot halts. Scriptures state that the Lord becomes visible at 
the end of worship through naadham (naadhOpasanA). When RanganAthA 
was moving, the Paadhukais  were performing NaadhOpAsanam . One could
hear their naadham, but it was difficult to see RanganAthA clearly , 
because of His movement. Once  the naadhOpAsanA halts as  a result of 
stopping, then the people could feast their eyes on Him as revealed 
by scriptures.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that 
ThiruvAimozhi is Tamil Vedham . The enjoyment of the Lord by Swamy 
NammazhwAr comes out as the sweet sounds generated by the PadhukAs 
during sanchAra Kaalam .

3) Swamy Desikan imagines as to where the sweet naadham arise during 
the time of sanchAram of the Lord with His paadhukais. He concludes
that they arise from the gems inside the Kumizh of Paadhukais ( 
garbha maNi prasUdhai: naadham ). How does that arise from the gems 
inside ? The Lord is accompanied by the Vedhams always ( nithyam 
nigama anuyAthai: VikshEpa thANdavitha  garbha maNi prasUdham ) and 
the dancing steps  of those Vedhams ( ThiruvAimozhi paasurams) 
generate the sweet naadham. When the sweet naadham stops , when 
PerumAL  ceases movement , bhakthAs comprehend Him clearly  ( Nadhai: 
Naatam naadhaa avasAna nilayam ) by understanding the meaning of the 
Sri Sookthis…(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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