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Padhuka Sahasram-322

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Thu Dec 28 2000 - 14:10:08 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

322. dhaIvatham mama jagathrayArchithA dhivyadampathivihArapAdhukA
     pANipAdhakamalArpaNAth thayOryA Bhajathyanudhinam saBhAjanam

Paaduka, which is the instrument for the joy and sport of the Divine 
Couple, worshipped by all three worlds is my God. No doubt here. 
Because it appears that the Divine Couple too perform Pushpa-archana 
to the Paaduka! Mahalakshmi places the Paadukas before the Lord, with 
her palms, which are lotuses; the Lord places His Feet into the 
Paaduka-His Feet are also lotuses. I would treat these as 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 322

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: The PaadhukAs that
are honored by the lotus soft hands of MahA Lakshmi and
the sacred feet of the Lord are the object of my aarAdhanam.
These PaadhukAs worshipped by the denizens of the three worlds
are the instruments of play for the divine couple. Lord's
consort takes daily the PaadhukAs in Her lotus hands and
presents them for use by Her Lord on His lotus feet .Hence ,
the PaadhukAs of the Lord are doubly honored .

(2) The PaadhukAs have the sambhandham (association)
with the Thiruvadi of the Lord and the Thirukkai
( auspicious hands) of MahA Lakshmi and hence are
doubly sacred.

(3) Sawmy Desikan salutes the Paadhukais as : Dhivya
dampathi vihAra Paadhukai"( the play object of the dhivya
dampathis) and identifies them as his object of worship
( mama Dhaivatham).Swamy points out further that
the Paadhukais receive daily aarAdhanam from the hands of
MahA Lakshmi through Her samarpaNam to Her Lord (tayO:
paadha kamala arpaNAth anudhinam sabhAjanam Bhajathi)..(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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