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Padhuka Sahasram-436
Date: Tue Aug 28 2001 - 04:54:04 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

436. krandhathsu kAtharathayA karaNavyapAyE
     rangOpashalyashayithEShu janEShvalakshyam
     AsIdhasi thvarithamasKhalithAnukampA
     mAthEva manjuninadhA maNipAdhukE! thvam

Oh Manipaaduka!In the case of people, who happen to live in and 
around the Sriranga-shrine, when the last lifebreath is about to 
leave, when they tremble in fear, when they cry indistinctly, You 
perhaps come like a loving mother, offering, through Your musical 
melody, a kindly consolation. 

(You bestow grace for the mere reason of their stay in the shade of 
the Lord 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Mani PaadhukE! When those living
close to the boundaries of Srirangam scream out of fear in an 
incoherent manner during the last  moments on this earth , You rush 
to their side and comfort them with Your unfailing compassion ". Even 
if these citizens do not cry out for RanganAthA at those times , You 
still come to their side and help them face their last moments with 
equanimity. They hear the sweet sounds of PaadhukA Naadham and become 
peaceful. Their terrors flee them .

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that those who 
pass away within the boundaries of Srirangam  are blessed to have the 
sevai of AzhwAr , AchAryAls and PerumAL during their last moments .

3) Padhukai has unstoppable DayA ( askhalitha anukampA). When one 
living within the limits of Srirangam boundaries (Ranga Upasalya 
Janam) cries out in despair during their last moments ( karaNa 
vyApAyE kaatharatayA alakshyam krandhathsu ) , then You approach them 
rapidly like one's own mother ( mathEva thvaritham aasIdhasi). You 
comfort them with Your sweet sounds (V.S) 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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