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Padhuka Sahasram-338
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 13:14:02 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

338. nAkoUkasAm shamayithum paripanThivargAn
     nAThEpadham thvayi nivEshayithum pravrutthE!
     thvathsamshrithAm vijahathasthuLasIm vamanthi
     prasThAnakAhaLaravAn praThamam dhvirEPhA:

As the Lord is about to start on His victory-task of quelling the 
enemies of the Devas, He is about to place His Feet on You. Just at 
the moment, the Kahala should sound, announcing Your (and Lord's) 
departure-but even before that, the bees hovering around the Tulasi 
leaves emit the Kahala sonority.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Secial Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 338
(1)Abhinava Desikan's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE!
When Lord starts on His mission to destroy
the enemies of the DevAs , He bends His feet
to get into You. At that time , the bees that were
tasting the honey from the TuLasi flowers resting on You,
make a sound as it were to announce the impending
mission of the Lord. That sound generated by the bees
resembles that of trmupets blown at the time of beginning
of a war. Bees do not mind the interruption to
their enjoyment of honey from TuLasi flowers ,
but do their service to You by announcing Your Lord's
imminent campaign to destroy the asurAs.

(2) The tumult arising from the sounding of
the bees (DhvirEpha:) tasting honey from  the Tulasi flowers
resting on top of the Paadhukais (Tvath SamsrithAm)
is being compared to the sound of KaahaLa or YekkALa
Vaadhyams(kaahaLa ravam).The occasion is the start of
the journey of the Lord to destroy the enemies of
the DevAs .At hat time , He slips His feet into
the Paadhukais to start the Vijaya Yaathrai.The bees then
leave their pleasurable activities of tasting divine honey
from ThuLasi flowers and raise a collective sound for
announcing the Lord's mission (dhvirEphA: praTamam
praTAna Kaahala ravAn vamanthi)..V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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