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Padhuka Sahasram-336
Date: Wed Jan 31 2001 - 15:39:32 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

336. DhanyaIsthvayi thridhasharakshakapAdharakshE!
     puShpANi kAnchanamayAni samarpithAni
     visramsinA vinamathO girishOtthamAngAth
     AragvaDhEna milithAnyapruThagBhavanthi

Oh Paaduka! Rich and lucky people perform archana to You with flowers 
of gold. They fall down as indistinguishable from the (similar 
yellow-coloured) konrai flowers falling on You from the head of Siva 
on his bowing to You.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Speical Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkma 336
(1) Abhinava Desika UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam:
Oh PaadhukE protecting the DevAs ! Those human beings ,
who are blessed to worship You with golden flowers (SvarNa
Pushpams) find that those flowers reach the head of SivA
prostrating before You and turn into golden Cassia flowers
(KonRai Pushpam).( Golden flowers also can denote golden
lotuses that blossom in the waters of AakAsa GangA . DevAs
might have access to this type of flower. Golden Cassis
flowers are the flowers that SivA enjoys the most .
Swamy Desikan points out that those who worship
the PaadhukAs with golden flowers enter the world of SivA
and become high personages (GaNams) in Siva Lokam.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! When SivA bows
before You , the golden colored KonRai pushpams fall on You.
There it lands on the gold flowers presented earlier
by the kings . One can not tell the difference between
the two yellow colored objects resting on You.

(3)Swamy Desikan says that the svarNa pushpams (Kaanchana-
mayAni PushpANi) presented by the wealthy ones(dhanyai:
samarpithAni) mingle with the  golden yellow KonRai
flowers that slipped from the prostrating head of SivA
on the top of the Padhukais. There they stay together
in  a state , where it is difficult to tell them apart
( AaragvadhEna kaanchana mayAni PushpANi milithAni
Santhi apruTakbhavanthi)...V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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