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Padhuka Sahasram-348
Date: Wed Feb 28 2001 - 13:58:27 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

348. vyanjanthyEthE viBhavamanaGham ranjayantha: shruthIrna:
     prADhvam rangakshithipathipadham pAdhukE! DhArayanthyA:
     dhivyaI: puShpaI: snapithavapuShO dhEvi! soUsnAthikAsthE

Oh Paaduka Devi! You bear the Feet of Ranganatha in a favorable 
manner. The flowers from Devaloka have been used in oblation to You. 
The bees, which have come from the upper world, hum Vedic hymns, 
pleasant to our ears. They appear to enquire, in earnest anxiety, as 
to whether the bath is over. They publicize the spotless greatness of 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 348
(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: When the PaarijAthA flowers
showered from the sky , the bees that were drinking the honey
inside the flowers also came down. The honey from those flowers
flowed over the PaadhukAs as if it was being given an auspicious
bath in honey.The bees that emerged out of the flowers had
the ability to store VedAs inside them  because of their
association with the divine trees (PaarijAtham , Harichandanam ,
Kalpakam et al).The sounds generated by them on exit from
the flowers were very pleasing to hear. Those sounds appeared as
though they were iquiring the PaadhukAs whether they had an
auspicious Thirumanjanam (PushpAbhishEkam ).

(2) The Paadhukais had the ThirumEni that had PushpAbhishEkam
( dhivyai: Pushpai:snapitha Vapusha:). The bees coming out
had a sunAdham that sounded like they were asking whether
the Paadhukais had an enjoyable Thirumanjanam ( thE sousnAthikA:
kim ?).The bees house Vedic sounds inside them ( BhrungA:
antharhitha nigamai: Nadhai:). The Sunaadham generated by the
bees is pleasing to the ears and also appear to celebrate
Your blemishless vaibhavam ( Naadhai: na; Sruthi ranjayanthassantha:
thE anagam vibhavam vyanjayanthi)..V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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