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Padhuka Sahasram-337
Date: Thu Feb 01 2001 - 15:30:56 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

337. vishvOpasargashamanam manyamAnaI:
     vaImAnikaI: praNihitham maNipAdharakshE!
     puShpOpahAraviBhavam punarukthayanthi

Oh Manipaaduka! The Devas are convinced that all griefs afflicting the 
world could be wiped out only by You; they therefore, present to You, 
in Archana ritual, a surfeit of divine flowers. They become doubled in 
appearance in the radiance emitted by the nails of the lotus Feet of 
the Lord.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 337
(1)Abhinava Desikan"s anubhavam: Oh gem-bedecked Padhukais
of the Lord ! DevAs understand fully well that You are
the destroyer of their sorrows and afflictions. Therefore ,
they offer their thanks to You and perform flower worship.
The flowers placed on You by the DevAs radiate with double
brightness through reflection of the brilliant radiance of
Your Lord's toe nails. Swamy Desikan describes the lustre of
the flowers are enhanced by the brilliance of the Lord's toe
nails with the result that the flower's lustre becomes
doubled .

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE! The DevAs
decorate You with Mallikai , Jaathi Mullai and other
white flowers to receive Your anugraham for a worry-free
existence .The glow of these white flowers are redoubled
by the divine lustre of the Kaanthi emanating from
the brilliantly white toe nails of Your Lord .

(3) " VisvOpasarga samanam manyamAnai: VaimAnikai:
pushpa: thvayi praNihitham" . DevAs (desirous of warding
off anishtams) worship You with white flowers , which
rest on You. The Kaanthi ( archisha:) of the Lord's
nails ( PadhmA sahAya padha Padhma  Nakha: ) redouble
the lustre of the flowers ( punarukthayanthi)...V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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