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Padhuka Sahasram-344
Date: Fri Feb 16 2001 - 14:30:37 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

344. viDhishivapuruhUthasparshithaIrdhivyapuShpaI:
     thvayi saha nipathanthasthatthadhudhyAnaBhrungA:
     maDhuripupadharakshE! manjuBhi: svaIrninAdhaI
     ravidhithaparamArthAn nUnamaDhyApayanthi

Oh Paaduka! Brahma, Siva and Indra have dedicated divine flowers to 
You. Interestingly, the bees have also come with these flowers from 
their respective groves. They hum sweet melodies-presumably announcing 
the Truth to the unknowing people-(Probably what they announce is the 
Lord's supremacy as Paradevata and the distinct supremacy of YOUR SELF 
even over the Lord's Feet!)

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan(V.S): SlOkam 344
(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The bees
that accompanied the flowers brought by BrahmA , RudrA
and IndrA from their gardens settled on You , when
these BhakthAs showered these flowers over the Lord's
feet adorning You. The bees enjoyed Your fragrance
and announced to the World that Your Lord's feet are
the most desirable because of their association with You.
They learnt by first hand experience about the supermacy
of Your Lord's Holy feet and propagated next that truth
to the rest of the world. They attain thus the state of AchAryAs
through that act of spreading the message about theSupermacy of
Your Lord.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The MahAns assembled to offer
their worship of Swamy NammAzhwAr ( ChatAri Soori)spread to
others the Vaibhavam of the AzhwAr to fill them in as it were.

(3)The divine Pushpams from the gardens of Brahma-Siva-IndrAs
are offered to the Lord's feet adorning You as PushpAnjali
( Vidhi-Siva-PurhUhta sparsithai: dhivya pushpai: saha Thvayi).
With the flowers come the bees that were enjoying the pollen
from the flowers ( Dhivya Pushpai: saha nipatantha: tath-tath
udhyAna BhrungA:) Now , the bees shift their attention to
the enjoyment of the divine fragrance of the Lord's lotus
feet (Thiruppadham of the Sarvagandhan) adorning SatAri Soori.
They are enchanted and raise sweet sounds (manjubhi: svai:
ninAdhai:)to announce for those , who are not in the know about
the Supreme truth about the Lord and His Paadhukais...(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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