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Padhuka Sahasram-428
Date: Thu Aug 02 2001 - 13:06:42 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

428. sADhAraNEShu yuvayOrmaNipAdharakshE! 
     dhEvasya dhAnavaripOsthriShU vikramEShu
     adhyApi shinjithamiShAdhanuvarthamAnam
     nyUnADhikathvaviShayam kalaham prathIma:

Oh Paaduka pair! The jingling sound generated by You is perhaps due 
to the quarrel between You both, I presume, on a scrambling claim 
with regard to who of You was on the third foot in the Trivikrama 
episode, one having been on earth and one on the heavens!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

SlOkam 428:

1) Sri UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Here , Swami Desikan wonders 
whether The naadahm emanating from the PaadhukAs is a continuation of 
the  quarrelsome dialog that was heard at the time of Lord 
ThrivikramA measuring the earth , sky and beyond . Then, ThrivikramA 
took three steps. The paadhukA on the right foot measured the earth.  
The paadhukA on the left foot measured the heavens. During the third 
step, the paadukhA on the right rested  on MahA Bali's head. Hence , 
the right padhukhA had the good fortune to be used twice by the Lord 
in contrast to the left padhukA being used only once. The left 
paadhukhA initiated a quarrel over the extra privelege accorded to 
the right paadhukai. The quarrel continued according to the poetic 
imagination of Swamy Desikan. 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: When both the paadhukais move during 
the Lord's sanchAram , the naadham raised by them sounds like a 
quarrelsome conversation  reminiscent of the time when the Lord used 
two measures with one paadhukA-clad foot and only one measure with  
the other paadhukA protecting His foot . 

3) A sambhavam during the Thrishu vikramaNam ( measurement of the 
earth and the heavens during ThrivikramAvathaaram is recalled by 
Swamy Desikan here. The imagined quarrel between the two Paadhukais 
supporting the Lord's feet during the measurement of the Universe is 
cited. They quarrel about the partiality of the Lord  in using one 
Paadhukai more and the other less ( nyUnAdhikathva vishayam ). This 
agitated discussion (  kalaha vivAdham ) is linked to the sounds 
generated during the Lord's fast  movement (V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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