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Padhuka Sahasram-515

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Fri Feb 15 2002 - 03:49:36 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

515. aBhithO maNipAdhukE! nibaDhaI:
     kuruthE BhavathI padham murArE:
     kaTinEsmin hrudhi mE nivEshayOgyam

Oh Manipaaduka! Your surface, rough to a degree by reason of the 
manifold gems thereon, trains the Lord's feet to bear to set foot on 
my heart also, which is indeed hard. This is a favour from You!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan  

SlOkma 515:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan reveals that 
the PaadhukAs not only bless the jeevans but also prepares the Lord's 
feet to enter the hearts of the jeevans. He points out that the 
effect of the PaadhukA rays falling on us is the sign of the firm 
establishment of the Lord's holy feet in our hearts. He says: " Oh 
gem-bedecked PaadhukAs of MurAri! You prepare the Lord's feet on all 
sides through the rays of Your gems so that His soft feet can put up 
with the hard surfcae of my heart. You make it possible for Lord 
RanganAthan's soft feet stay comfortably in the hard chamber of my 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE! Your Lord steps on the 
surface of the hard  gems decorating You. Being used to that, He 
steps on my  very hard heart and banishes the desires, anger , 
jealousy that made it hard. The inner meaning is that we have 
abundant inauspicious qualities. We do not think of the Lord much. 
AchAryALs strive without interruption and pray to the Lord on our 
behalf so that the Lord can respond to their prayers and bless us.  

3) The paadhukais have a special samskAra VisEsham( superior habit). 
It has the sambhnadham of the Lord's Thiruvadi ( BhavathI abhitha: 
nibhaddhai: Aathmarathnai: krutha samskAra visEsham ). The Lord rests 
His Thiruvadi on the hard  gems enmeshed on all sides of You. You 
prepare Him with the contact on Your hard surface first so that He 
can easily place His Thiruvadi on my very hard heart laterů(V.S). 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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