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Padhuka Sahasram-326

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Mon Jan 08 2001 - 11:15:37 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

326. thavaIva rangEshwarapAdharakshE! soUBhAghyamavyAhathamApthukAmA:
     suradhrumANAm prasavaI: sujAthaIraBhyarchayanthyapsarasO      

Oh Ranganatha Paaduka! Your 'Sowbhagya'-beauty and greatness-is never 
to suffer a dimunition. The celestial damsels (apsara women) perform 
flower oblations to You, with those of the kalpaka trees, doing so 
frequently, in order that they can secure 'Sowbhagya'.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special notes on SlOkam 326 by V.SatakOpan (V.S):
(1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: After composing
five verses of the Pushpa Paddhathi ,Swami Desikan
is attracted by some of the auspicious pentads ,
which form a group of five .There are five apsaras
damsels ( RambhA, Urvasi, TilOtthamai et al ) and
five KalpakA trees ( PaarijAtham , Harichandhanam et al).
In this verse Swamy Desikan describes the five apsaras
offering their worships with five types of KalapakA
flowers of heaven. Swamy says: " Oh RanganAthA PaadhukE !
The divine nymphs worship You with KalpakA flowers
frequently to obtain Your beauty and elegance
so that they can continue to be youthful and
attractive forever".

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The devotees of the Lord
wishing to become like Swamy NammAzhwAr perform AarAdhanam
for Him . SadAchAryAs are approached by sadh-sishyAs
to imbibe the qualities of their AchAryAs , who in turn
make the sishyAs reach new heights of aachAram and
anushtAnam .Apsaras offer PushpArAdhanam to the SatAri
of Lord RanganAthA in a similar context.

(3) Apsaras wish unfailing Isvaryam ( avyAhatham
soubhAgyam aapthukAmA; Sathya:)and perform AarAdhanam
of the Paadhukais with flowers from the divine trees
( SuradhrumANAm sujAthai: prasavai: muhu: thvAm

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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