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Padhuka Sahasram-485

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Thu Dec 20 2001 - 03:39:04 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

485. rangEshapAdhAvani! thAvakAnAm rathnOpalAnAm dhyuthaya: sPhuranthi
     shrEya: PhalAnAm shruthivallarINAmupaGhnashaKhA iva nirvyapAyA:

Oh Paaduka! The light streaks from Your gems constitute, as it were, 
so many props (solid supports) for the Veda-creepers to lean on and 
grow, in order to grant manifold fruits in terms of rewards.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

SlOkam 485: 

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh RanganAtha PaadhukE! The brilliant 
rays arising from the gems decorating  You serve as the supporting 
sticks for the creepers of VedAs , which yield the four purushArthams 
(life-objectives), arthaa , kaama , dharmaa and mokshaa. Swamy 
Desikan visualizes the infinite Vedic branches  as creeping plants , 
which are supported in position by the firm rays emanating from the 
PaadhukAs . These rays hold the creepers in position and let them 
grow to produce the fruits desired by human beings such as
the four purushArthAs. 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! the lustre extending from
Your exterior gems are like the supporting sticks (kozhu kompu) for 
the creepers of Vedams that yield the fruits of dharma-artha-Kaama-
mOksham. The inner meaning is that  the teachings of vedic passages 
are revealed from a study of AzhwAr's Sri Sookthis.

3) Swamy Desikan compares the  spreading lustre of the rays 
(rathnOpalAnAm Dhyuthaya: ) serving as a continous link to the 
support sticks for creepers ( vallarINAm upaghna saakhA iva) . He 
instructs us that these rays bless us with sakala kshEmams offered by 
the Vedams ( Dhyuthaya: SrEya: phalAnAm sphuranthi )ůV.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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