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Padhuka Sahasram-519

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 03:51:31 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

519. aDhishayithaPhaNIshvarasya shoUrE:
     maNivalayajuShA karENa mandham 
     sprushasi padhAvani! pAdhayOryugam thath

Oh Paaduka! Mahalakshmi caresses the Feet of the Lord as He is lying 
on the Adishesha couch. You, for Your part, gently touch the Feet 
with orbs of rays emitted by Your gems, as You are seated near the 
pillow below the Lord's Feet. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan:

SlOkam 519:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : Here, Swamy Desikan answers those , 
who say that the PaadhukAs have no connection with the Lord, while He 
is sleeping. Swamy points out that the rays radiating from the gems 
adorning the PaadhukAs touch the Lord's feet gently without waking 
Him up. He says: " Oh PaadhukE! You approach the pillows supporting 
the feet of the Lord and His feet with Your brilliant rays and touch 
them. These are the feet, which Sri Devi presses with Her warm and 
loving hands. You follow after Her with Your service and touch 
the Lord's feet with hands of light made up of the rays radiating 
from the gems adorning Your surface. This way , You serve Him and yet 
do  not disturb His sleep.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that the 
activities of the mind, Speech and body of the SadAchAryAs are always 
centered around their service to the Lord .

3) The Paadhukais are sitting next to the pillow under the feet of 
the Lord, who is Having His yoga nidhrA on the bed of Adhi Seshan ( 
adhisayitha phaNIsvarasya SourE: adhirooDa padhOpadhAna paarsvA 
Thvam ). You touch gently with the hands made up of Your radiant rays 
of the gems adorning  You and appear to touch Your Lord's Thiruvadi 
gently ( Thvam svayam maNivalayajushA karENa Thath paadhayO: yugam 
mandham sprusasi)..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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