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Padhuka Sahasram-518

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Thu Feb 21 2002 - 03:55:06 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

518. mAnasAmbhujavikAsahEthuBhi:
     sEvithA maNigaNai: praBhAkaraI:
     pAdhukE! vahasi sadBhirAshrithAm
     dhEvi! viShNupadhasampadham navAm

Oh Paaduka Devi! You acquire a halo from the Lord's Feet. You emit 
bright light from dazzling gems, creating an unusual phantom of so 
many suns and stars, all at the same time! You are lovingly resorted 
to by Sadhus. (Note the double entendre in Vishnupada meaning the sky 
also and sat meaning star also).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan:

SlOkam 518:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan plays with the 
double meaning of the word, "VishNu Padham " , which can mean the 
feet of the Lord or the sky. He answers any questions on comparing 
such different items and says that the Lord's feet are a new kind of 
sky with so many unique qualities. For instance, in the sky of the 
Lord's feet, the Sun and the Stars always coexist. In the normal 
sky , the Sun or the Star  will not coexist. Swamy says: " Oh 
PaadhukA Devi! The gems adorning You cause the mind of devotees to 
blossom in the same way the Sun causes the lotus of Maanasa saras to 
bloom. Righteous people flock to You in the same way as the stars 
crowd the sky at night. Therefore, I think that You are a new kind of 
sky, where both the Sun and the Stars coexist".

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! You are like the space , 
where the Sun and stars coexist a the same time. The inner meaning is 
that the one, who is fortunate  to enjoy the deep meanings of the 
AzhwAr's paasurams as well as his dhivya  guNams would be rid of the 
sins and attain a status equal to that of the lotus on which  MahA 
Lakshmi sits. 

2) Swamy Desikan says here that the Paadhukais have the lustre of the 
Lord's thiruvadi  (Vishnu padha sampadham vahasi). This is made 
possible by two Items.

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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