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Padhuka Sahasram-437

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Date: Wed Aug 29 2001 - 05:44:22 PDT

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

437. BhAsvathsuvarNavapuShAm maNipAdharakshE!
     padhmAsahAyapadhapadhmaviBhUShaNAnAm
     manjIsashinjithavikalpithamanjunAdhA
     manjUShikEva BhavathI nigamAnthavAchAm

Oh Manipaaduka! You, whose sweet melody is likely to be mistaken for 
the jingling music of the anklets of the Lord of Mahalakshmi, 
function, it seems to me, as the casket for the Vedantic words that 
are indeed the lovely ornaments for the Lord's Lotus Feet. 
These 'ornaments' are gold-made (of right and good words and letters 
composing them) and shine lavishly too!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Mani PadhukE! Lord's holy feet 
are of the form of gold and shine with the auspicious letters that 
constitute the Vedha manthrams. The sweet sounds of the ankle bells 
on  Your Lord's feet match the melodious naadham generated by You . 
With Your sweet naadham surrounding the Lord's feet, You become like 
a jewel box for the lotus feet of the Lord ! 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:  The inner meaning is that Swamy 
NammazhwAr knows fully well the Vedhams and VedhAngams through 
the anugraham of the Lord. He distilled the esssence of the Vedha 
Siras (upanishads ) in His ThiruvAimozhi .

3) The Paadhukais are described here as the jewel box ( ManjUshikEva)
for the Vedha manthrams (NigamAntha VaachAm ). Those Vedha Manthrams
are the decoration for the lotus feet of the Lord of Sri Devi ( 
PadhmA SahAya Padha Padhma VibhUshaNam ).(V.S).




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