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Padhuka Sahasram-321

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Wed Dec 27 2000 - 13:03:42 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

321. shoUrE: sanchArakAlEShu puShpavruShtirdhivashchyuthA
     paryavasyathi yathraIva prapadhyE thAm padhAvanIm

I surrender myself to that Paaduka at which the rain of flowers 
showered by the Devas ultimately resides.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Introduction : In this twelfth chapter, Swamy Desikan
describes the flower worship peformed for Sri RangarAjan
by MahEsvaran, dEvAs , ArjunA and others . Swamy explains
further the furits attained by those , who perform
the flower worship.

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan: SlOkam 321
(1) Sri uthtamUr Swamy's anubhavam: adiyEn seeks refuge in
the holy paadhukAs of RanganAthA on which fall the shower of
flowers aimed at Sri RanganAthA duirng His travels .
( The dEvAs and humans shower flowers on RanganAthA as
a mark of their homage to Him. After touching the upper limbs
of the Lord , those flowers come to rest at His holy feet ,where
the PaadhukAs are. It appears therefore that the shower of
flowers were indeed for the PaadhukAs. The end stage of
the worship of BhagavAn has been identified with the worship
of His BhagavathAs by the Lord in GithA . Lord welcomes
that final step. PaadhukA archana is AchArya archanaa and
is equivalent to Bhaagavatha archanaa.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The sthOthrams done for
PerumAL end up with the AchAryAs. Latter bless us with
all soubhAgyams. PerumAL is only vyAjam(saakku) and
it is the AchAryAs , who confer us all mangaLams.

(3) Swamy Desikan performs Prapatthi in this slOkam
to the Sri RanganAtha Dhivya MaNi PaadhukAs ( thaamm
padhAvanIm prapadhyE ). Those Paadhukais are the final
resting place for the flower showers from heaven , when
returns from His vijaya yAthrais ( Dhiva: chyuthA Pushpa-
vrushti: yathraiva paryavasyathi)...(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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