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From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Wed Feb 20 2002 - 03:52:45 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

517. rashmijAlaparivEShabanDhurA rangaBhUmipathirathnapAdhukE!
     vishvalOchanavihangahAriNI vAgurEva vithathA virAjasE

Oh Manipaaduka! The arrays, in circles of rays emitted by the gems on 
You, look like strings fastened to a trap that You are. You entrap 
the eyes (of all people) as if they were birds. You are so alluring 
to see!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan

SlOkam 517:

1) UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Oh gem-bedecked PaadhukAs of the Lord
of Srirangam ! With the rays of Your gems forming a circular net, You 
appear like a hunter that uses his net to catch forest birds. Swamy 
Desikan compares the eyes of the devotees  to the birds caught in the 
net set up by the PaadhukAs. He suggests that the devotees have 
become captive , because of their being overtaken by the beauty of 
the rays emanating from the gems adorning the PaadhukAs.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that the 
SadAchAryAs Shine with Brahma tejas, sweet voice , dayai, patience 
and devotion to the Lord. Any one who has their  sEvai are attracted 
by them and come under their sway.   

3) Oh PaadhukE ! You are surrounded by the cluster of the many 
splendoured rays(Thvam rasmi  jaalaparivEsha BhandhurA ). You are in 
that state like a net to capture the flock of birds that are the 
people of this world( Thvam VisvalOchana vihanga-hAriNI vithathA 
vaagurEva virAjasE)..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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