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Padhuka Sahasram-325

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Thu Jan 04 2001 - 13:59:07 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

325. padhE parasmin BhuvanE viDhAthu:
     puNyaI: prasUnaI: puLinE sarayvA:
     maDhyE cha padhavani! sahyasinDhO:
     AsIcchathu:sthAnamivArchanam thE

Oh Paaduka! Your worship that occurs in four places, that is 
Paramapada, Brahma-loka, the sand-dunes of the Sarayau river and in 
Srirangam in between the two Kaveris, with very good flowers is 
reminiscent of the four-way worship offered to the Lord (according to 
Pancharatra Agama)-in Kumbha, Agni, Sthandila, and Bimba. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes on SlOkam 325 by V.SatakOpan (V.S):

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : In the past four verses ,
Swamy Desikan described the pushpa archanA for the PaadhukAs.
In this verse , He describes the four kinds of archanA
for RanganAthan known as SthAna archanAs(i-e), Kumbham (pot)
Agni (Fire) , Sthandilam (cooked ground rice for offering
in the Fire) and Bimbham (Image). Swamy  states that the four
pushpa archanais for RanganAthA at Sri vaikuntam, Sathya
Lokam (BrahmA's world)  AyOdhyA and Srirangam assumed
the charactrestrics of the four sthAna archanAs.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The four Araadhanams at
Parama Padham , AyOdhyai, Sathya lOkam and Srirangam
remind one of the four kinds of AarAdhanam during
the PavithrOthsavam with flowers for the Paadhukai.

(3) Swamy Desikan points out that the AarAdhanam at
the four places for Paadhukais with fragrant flowers
is like the four kinds of ArAdhanam during
the PavithrOthsavam for the Lord ( Prasoonai: tE
archanam chathu: sthAnamiva aaseeth)....(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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