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Padhuka Sahasram-347
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 13:50:30 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

347. agaLithanijarAgAm dhEvi!viShNO: padham thath
     thriBhuvanamahanIyAm prApya sanDhyAmiva thvAm
     Bhavathi vibhuDhamukthaI: spaShtathArAnuShangam
     parisarapathithaIsthE pArijAthaprasUnaI:

Oh Paaduka Devi! The Feet of the Lord (Vishnu Padam=sky) having got 
the love in full 9having got its natural red hue of the twilight), are 
worshipped by all the worlds, and reach You(Sandhya; when all worship 
it), with the divine Parijata flowers poured by the devas being seen 
on You (stars appear on the sky after sandhya).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 347
(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan describes
the flower shower from heaven on RanganAthA as a shower of
stars. He says: " Oh PaadhukA Devi! Lord's feet has a red hue
that is charactrestric of the time of dusk.You , who is celebrated
by all the three worlds hence were also like the crimson dusk
in color .The PaarijAthA flowers showered on Lord's feet by
the DevAs fell next to You like a shower of white stars.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan uses the double
meaning of the word "Raagam " ( red or desire) here cleverly.
He says: " Oh PaadhukE! PerumAL's Thiruvadi has great desire
for all. When He adorns you, who is celebrated by all the worlds
and is surrounded by the flowers showered on Him by the DevAs ,
He reminds one of the red-hued dusk , which is united with
the stars of the sky.

(3) The Lord's Thiruvadi ( the inner side ) has a beautiful
red hue. It has also great desire for the paadhukais celebrated
by the three worlds ( VishNO: Padham agaLitha nija raagam ).
It unites with the celebrated Paadhkais ( Thribuvana mahanIyAm
thvAm prApya) in the middle of all the white divine flowers
showered by the DevAs .At that time , the Lord's Thiruvadi
looks like the red-hued dusk surrounded by the starry firmament
( SandhyAm prApya spashta taarA anushangam bhaavathi)..(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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