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Padhuka Sahasram-346
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 12:22:56 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

346. aKhilaBhuvanarakshAnAtakAm darshayiShyan
     animiShatharupuShpaIrarchithE rangamaDhyE
     aBhinayamanurUpam shikshayathyAthmanA thvAm
     praThamavihithalAsya: pAdhukE! ranganAtha:

Oh Paaduka!Ranganatha is a master-dancer. He enacts a small piece of 
drama, for protecting all the worlds. For this He chose Sriranga as 
the 'Natya Ranga', this has the special virtue of being sanctified by 
the Kalpaka flowers from the heaven. Then the Lord demonstrates by 
Himself first dancing and showing 'abhinayas' to teach You how to 
follow suit.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 346
(1) Sri Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE !
RanganAthA stands at the center of Srirangam on
a stage decorated with the divine Kalpaga flowers.
DevAs shower these flowers on Him ,who is ready to
conduct His dance of protection of the world. He moves
His lotus feet for this dance and seems to be engaged
in teaching You at the same time the steps for that dance.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Azhwar incarnated in
this world . He did not like the SamsAric life here and
conveyed to the Lord his sufferings in this world.
PerumAL listened to AzhwAr and took him back to
Parama Padham after the fulfilment of his avathAra
kaaraNam (Creation of his Sri sookthis). AzhwAr revealed
to every one that the Lord will respond with dayA to all ,
who appeal sincerely for the Lord's compassion and protection .

(3) Sri RanganAthan's instructions to Swamy NammAzhwAr,
His ChatAri, and the stage in which the Lord gives
these instructions are covered here. The dance takes place
at the stage (Ranga VimAnam) , which is decorated with
divine Kalpaka flowers(animisha taru Pushpai: archithE
Ranga MadhyE ). There , the Lord is going to perform
the dance of saving all the worlds and its beings
( Akhila Bhuvana rakshA nADikAm darsayishyan). He performs
the dance first (prathama vihitha lAsya: sann), and at
the same time ,gives instruction on the appropriate steps
for the AzhwAr to practise( thvAm anuroopam abhinayam

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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