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Padhuka Sahasram-481

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 04:12:16 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

481. udharchiShasthE rangEndhrapAdhAvani! bahirmaNIn 
     antharmaNiravam shruthvA manyE rOmAnchithAkruthIn

Oh Ranganatha-Paaduka! The external gems on You emit a rare splendour 
now. What is the reason? Oh it is due to their horripillation on 
hearing the melodious Nada caused by the interior gems.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

Introduction: In this section, Swami Desikan focuses on the lustre of 
the gems that decorate the PaadhukAs on the outside . In the one 
hundred verses of the previous section (Naadha Paddhathi , he dwelt 
upon the Naadham  generated by the gems embedded inside the 

SlOkam 481:

1) UtthamUr Swamy"s anubhavam: Oh RanganAtha PaadhukE! The gems 
adorning Your exterior surface hear the sweet music raised by the 
gems inside Your toehold and attain a state of horripulation . It 
appears as though  the  rays from the external gems stand on their 
ends (like hair on end) due to their state of amazement about  the 
reflection on the sweetness of the naadham emanating from inside 
the toe holds.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam :The inner meaning is that Paadhukai 
is AzhwAr , the gems on top are the Paasurams of the AzhwAr and 
the lustres originating from them are the glorious meanings of those 
paasurams of ThiruvAimozhi . 
3) Swamy Desikan begins now his focus on the exterior gems(bahir 
maNi:) adorning the Paadhukais. In the 100 slOkams of the previous 
(Naadha -- Paddhathi, Swamy  elaborated on the auspicious naadham 
(ravam) generated by the gems inside (antharmaNi: ) the toeholds of 
the Paadhukais. The surface of the gems are sticking out like an 
assembly of  thin needles and the lustre arising from those outlets 
(uth-archisha: ) appear like their horripulation /rOmanjitha aakruthi 
( hair standing on end out of wonderment). Swamy connects this 
rOmAnjali  experienced by the exterior gems to the sweet sounds 
generated by the gems  inside the toeholds of the Paadhukais….(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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