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Padhuka Sahasram-323

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (rangaswamy_m_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Dec 29 2000 - 12:29:47 PST

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

323. thava rangarAjamaNipAdhu! nathO vihithArhaNa: surasarithpayasA
     avathamsachandhrakalayA girishO navakEthakIdhaLamivArpayathi

Oh Ranganatha Paaduka! When Siva bows to You, it looks as though he 
performs arghya with the Ganga water from his head and then puts the 
digit moon as if it were a ketaki (tazhai) flower!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan : SlOkam 323
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(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: After describing
the showering of flowers on the Lord, Swamy Desikan describes
the flower worship of the Paadhukais by Lord SivA .
He says: " Oh RanganAthA's gem-encrusted PaadhukE! Lord SivA
bows before you and offers GangA water as arghyam and presents
the single digit of the Moon adorning His matted locks as
the single petal of the KethakA ( ThAzhampoo) flower". Swamy
hints that the waters of GangA and the digit Moon touch
the Paadhukai , when Lord SivA prostrates before it
after His worship of the Lord.

(2) The sacred river GangA is described here by Swamy
Desikan as " Susarith" . The waters of the GangA become
arghyam ( Susaith payasA vihitha arhaNa:); the next
step in the AarAdhanam is the samarpaNam of the single
digit of Moon as fresh ThAzhampoo Madal ( nava kEthakI-
dhalam)...(V.S)




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