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Padhuka Sahasram-313

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Mon Dec 18 2000 - 12:00:52 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

313. agrE dhevi! tvayisumanasAmagrimaIrantharangaI:
     vinyasthAyAm vinayagarimAvarjithAdhutthamAngAth 
     dhatthE pAdham dharamukuLitham thvathpraBhAvAthishankI
     dhEva: shrimAn dhanumaThanO jaIthrayAthrAsvananya:

Oh Paaduka! The Lord Ranganatha is on a victory-expedition. The 
private servants, such as Brahma, bend low with great respect and 
humility to present unto the Lord, the Padhuka form above their heads 
and place You in front of Him. Then the great Lord, the storehouse of 
all Aishwarya, the slayer of the asuras, carefully places His Feet, 
narrowing them a little, with some over-fear and over-respect, in view 
of Your own greatness; so I would say with certainty.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1)Abhinava Desika UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam:
Oh Devi PaadhukE ! When Your Lord starts on His campaign
to destroy  the asurAs , He does not need the help of any one. 
During these occasions , BrahmA , RudrA  and others take You down 
from their heads and place You before the Lord's lotus feet. Knowing 
Your glory, Your Lord hesitates for a moment to unite with You through 
the insertion of His feet. Then, He recognizes that His campaigns will 
be incomplete without You then and overcomes His temporary hesitation 
to mount You. He does shrink His feet a little , while entering
You to show His respect and admiration for You. 

(2)PerumAl is ready to go on His victory campaigns ( jaithra yAthrA). 
The devAs bring down the Paadhukais from their heads ( UthtamAngAth 
vinyasathAm ) and place them with reverence at the Lords' lotus feet. 
What does the Lord do and how does He react ? He knows well
about the glories of His Paadhukais. Therefore, He enters them with 
certain trepidation ; He bends His toes a little to show His respect 
before entering them ( SrimAn Deva:thvath PrabhAva athisankI, paadham 
dhara muklitham dhatthE )ůV.S   

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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