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Padhuka Sahasram-514

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Thu Feb 14 2002 - 03:57:57 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

514. thava rathnakarArpitham navInam parigruhya sThiramamshukam 
manOjnyam jaradhamshukavath suKhEna dhEham kruthina: kEshavapAdhukE! 

Oh Paaduka! You present with your hands namely, the rays from Your 
gemstones, a new garment of lustre-layer on those previleged persons 
(serving You). They as a result, are in a position to cast off their 
body itself as if it were a worn-out garment, so nonchalantly!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V. SatakOpan

SlOkam 514:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here , Swamy Desikan points out that 
the PaadhukAs present the jeevans with a novel and new garment, when 
the jeevans seek their refuge. He says: " Oh Kesava PaadhukE! You 
present a novel and radiant garment made out of the threads of rays  
emanating from Your gems to  the approaching jeevan. After receiving 
this rare garment, the blessed  jeevans abandon their earthly bodies 
effortlessly, as if they are getting rid of a worn-out garment. 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Whenever the radiant 
rays from your gems fall on anyone , they are blessed to leave their 
bodies at the end of their lives without any struggle. They 
effortlessly leave their bodies just like casting away a torn 
vasthram. They seem to wear the new robes presented to them by Your  
hand made up of the rays from Your gems and they (jeevans ) travel on 

3) Oh paadhukE! There are some puNyasAlis (Kruthina: ) on whom the 
rays from Your gems fall at the end of their lives on earth.  Some 
thing most auspicious happens to them then. At that time, your hands 
made up of the rays from your gems present, as it were, a new , 
durable and beautiful cloth ( tava rathna kara arpitham). The jeevan 
that resided erstwhile in the old and diseased body wears
the new cloth and casts aside the body as an old  torn cloth…(V.S). 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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