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Padhuka Sahasram-312

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Fri Dec 15 2000 - 14:43:36 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

312. satyAllOkAth sakalamahithAth sThAnathO vA raGhUNAm
     shanghE mAtha: samaDhikaguNam saIkatham sahyajAyA: 
     pUrvam pUrvam chariparichitham pAdhukE! yath thyajanthyA
     nIthAm nAthasthadhidhamitharannIyathE na thvayAsoU

Oh Mother Paaduka! I think that the Lord prefers, as the dearest one, 
sand-banks on the Kaveri, to the Satyaloka (revered by all), and to 
Ayodhya, the seat of the Raghu race. Because the Lord has thwarted His 
previous residences and He has been brought by You to the river bed 
here. And He will not be taken to any other place hereafter. (It is 
here that He has inaugurated the sure Moksha path, by bringing up 
Gadyatraya emphasizing prapatti technique).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Abhinava Desika UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! You chose 
Srirangam , the island on Cauveri,as the most desirable place compared 
to Satya lokam(the world of Brahma) or AyOdhyA , which is the site of 
Moksham to all of the animate and inanimate beings at the time of 
RaamA's ascent to Sri Vaikuntam. You persuaded RanganAthA to halt at 
Srirangam permanently because of its unquestioned superiority among 
Moksha-conferring sites and stopped Him from continuing His journey to
LankA to fulfil the pledge given by RaamA to VibhishaNA . Srirangam 
has now become the foremost  site for realizing the blessings of 
Moksham for those, who seek refuge  at Your Lord's holy feet, which 
You adorn. Thanks to Your intervention , RanganAthA is not going to 
budge ever from Srirangam . We are indeed saved.

(2) Oh Mother PaadhukE ! " ThvayA asou RanganAtha: SahayajA's 
saikatham neetha: " ( This RanganAthan has been brought to the island 
made by the river CauvEri known as Srirangam ).  PerumAL at Your 
behest abandoned many places like Sathya Lokam , AyOdhyA and stays 
permanently now at Srirangam ( Chira parichitham poorvam poorvam 
thyajanthyA RanganAtha: ) since He has  accepted that
Srirangam is superior to all the others ůV.S  

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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