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Padhuka Sahasram-478
Date: Tue Dec 04 2001 - 04:04:10 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

478. thvacChinjAravasharkarArasasadhAsvAdhAth sathAmunmadhA
     mAtharmADhavapAdhukE! bahuvidhAm prAya: shruthirmuhyathi
     granThaIsthvAmiha varNayAmyahamathasthrAsathrapAvarjitha:

Oh Mother Paaduka of Madhava! The ears of great masters of multi-
faceted Sastraic knowledge are presumably stupefied after drinking 
deep the delicious sugar-juice, that Your Nada is, for long, without 
interval. It gives me an assurance that I can go on composing these 
hymns of praise on You, without either fear or shyness, and 
therefore, without any celebration over words used-as to whether they 
are falling fit to the occasion or not-causing, in that process, a 
possible withering to the Muse!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.Sadagopan :

SlOkam 478:

(1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: " Oh Mother! Oh Maadhava PadhukE! 
Great scholars and eminently righteous people experience the 
sweetness of Your naadham , which resembles the juice of freshly 
pressed sugar cane. Their minds get intoxicated with the experience 
of listening to Your melodious naadham . For my part , I attempt to 
describe You without fear or humility and add words that dry up in 
my  verses. I am afraid that the scholars may criticize the quality 
of my composition. You ask me not to be afraid because the scholars 
are so intoxicated over the tasting of Your delectable naadham 
that they will not be able to notice any defects in my composition ". 
Swamy Desikan hints here that his composition was not critically 
reviewed by him due to the pressure of time to compose one thousand 
verses within the small time frame of a jaamam (~3 hours) of a single 
night. Here, he identifies the second fear that the PaadhukA naadham 
removes from him .

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh Maadhava PaadhukE ! Even the most 
learned people get enchanted by the naadham of Yours and lose their 
minds in its sweetness. I have started my efforts to compose 1000 
slOkams on Your Vaibhavam during the course of a single night. That 
is Your command. With Your anugraham, the task will be completed. I 
will not be able to look them over again critically under the time 
pressure. Knowing the power of Your anugraham, my fears about this 
matter have been banished.

(3) Oh PaadhukE ! The ears of the great scholars (BahuvidhAm sathAm 
Sruthi : ) are constantly partaking the sweet sounds emanating from 
You and their minds get intoxicated  as a result of that 
uninterrupted feast(Tvath sinjjA rava sarkarA rasa sadhA-svAdhAth 
unmadhA prAya: muhyathi). I am eulogizing You without the time to 
review whether the assembly of words that I have chosen in my effort 
are good or bad( aham thvAm iha saaraasaara SAKRUTH VIMARSANA  
parimlAna akshara granthibhi: granthai: varNayAmi). With faith in 
Your mercy,I am free of fear and shyness in pursuing my effort ( 
atha: aham thrAsa ThrapA varjitha: )..(V.S). 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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