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Padhuka Sahasram-480

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Thu Dec 06 2001 - 03:57:21 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

480. kshipathi maNipAdhadharakshE! nAdhAirnUnam samAshrithathrAnE
     rangEshvarasya BhavathI rakshApEkshAprathIkshaNaviLambham

Oh Manipaaduka! Your melodious Nada is Your intervening with the 
Lord, telling Him that he should not delay in the rescuing step in 
respect of His lieges, just seeking that they should specifically 
seek, in as many words, His protection-that is, He should not 
postpone His action till their goptrutva-varana!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 480:

(1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here , Swamy Desikan describes about
yet another fear that the PaadhukA naadham removed form him . This 
fear is about delay on the part of RanganAthA to protect him . He 
says: " Oh gem-bedecked Paadhukais of the Lord! Your naadham prompts 
RanganAthA to come to my rescue .Oh PaadhukE ! You through Your 
naadham  stand in place of AchAryan and recommend my salvation  to 
the Lord ! You remove this way any delay on the part of Your Lord to 
wait for me to request His protection through absolute surrender 
(prapatthi) at His sacred feet. That fear is also removed now". 

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! Your Lord is most
merciful and wants to protect all His creations. He knows very well 
the sufferings of the people . He has unmatched Compassion . He has 
the full power to come to the rescue of the suffering people. He 
wishes that the suffering people take the effort to approach Him . Oh 
PaadhukE ! You seem to ask Your Lord thru Your sweet naadham why He 
hesitates and pleads with the Lord to go ahead instead of waiting for 
the people to take the first step. The reference here is to the 
ThiruvAimozhi ( 3rd Patthu) paasuram, " MaattAthEyAhilum " , where 
Swamy nammAzhwAr grills the Lord about His delay in coming to the 
rescue of people .

(3) The subject is the protection of the Bhaktha Janams of the Lord of
Srirangam ( RangEswarasya SamAsritha thrANam ). There is the Lord 
hesitating to  rush to the bhakthan's side because the first effort 
has not been made by the bhakthan (RakshpEksha PrathikshaNam ). There 
is delay (viLamBam ). PaadhukA thru its sweet naadham persuades the 
Lord not to wait and cuts the delay in the Lord's response (ViLamBham 

Swamy Desikan ThiruvadigaLE saraNam ,

Naadha paddhathi SampoorNam  


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