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Padhuka Sahasram-339
Date: Fri Feb 09 2001 - 14:46:30 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

340. pragEva kAnchanapadhAvai! puShpavarShAth
     samvarthithE shamithadhaIthyaBhayaI: surEndhraI:
     padhmEkshaNasya padhapadhmanivEshalABhE
     puShpABhiShEkamuchitham prathipadhyasE thvam

Oh Paaduka! The guardian-Devas of the different directions like to 
shower a flower-downpour on You for Your having taken the Lord on the 
mission of wiping out the asuras. But before they do so, You have 
already received flower-oblation-shower -from the eye-glance of the 
lotus-eyed Lord and from the Lotus Feet that are placed on You.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S):SlOkam 340
(1) Abhinava Desikan's anubhavam: Oh Golden PaadhukE!
The Lords of the directions lose their fears , when
Your Lord destroys their enemies. They get ready to
shower flowers on Your Lord , when He comes to
the throne room. He looks at You to unite with You for
His travel to the throne room. At that time , You receive
the shower of flowers from His lotus eyes first and from
His lotus feet next as he enters You. It appears that
You receive the shower of flowers from Your Lord first ,
before He even receives such an honor from the Lords of
Directions waiting in the throne room to thank Him.

(2) Oh PaadhukE!Even before the pushpa varsham from
the grateful devAs can fall on Your Lord's lotus feet ,
the Lord has placed His lotus feet inside You
to travel to the dharbhAr to receive the waiting dEvAs.
Thus, You have gained the lofteiest lotus of them all--
Padha Paadha Padhmam of Your Lord , PadhmEkshanan--
first ...V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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