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Padhuka Sahasram-327

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Tue Jan 09 2001 - 14:23:58 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

327. nivEshithAm rangapathE: padhAbjE manyE saparyAm maNipAdharakshE!
     thvadharpaNAdhApathithAmapashyath gAndIvaDhanvA girishOtthamAngE

Oh Manipaaduka! Arjuna saw the flowers, respectfully presented at the 
Lord's Feet, on the head of Siva, I presume (because the flowers fell 
on You and Siva bore You on his head.)

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 327

(1) Sri UthtamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan describes
a miracle that was witnessed by Arjuna one day. Latter was
rushing off to perform pushpArchanA to Lord SivA . KrishNA
stopped him and said that the worship offered to Him would
be the equivalent of Siva PoojA. Arjuna believed in his
friend's word and conducted the worship of KrishNA . Later ,
when ArjunA went to the temple of SivA , he found that all
the flowers he placed at the feet of KrishNA were decorating
SivA's head. Arjuna understood then , the supermacy of KrishNA
as the fundamental power behind all gods. Swami Desikan
composed this verse around this experience of ArjunA .
Swamy says: " Oh RanganAthA's PadhukE ! ArjunA saw that
the flowers that he placed on RanganAthA's holy feet ended
on You . Later the very same flowers were found on Lord
SivA's head. ArjunA then understood how those flowers got
on top of Lord SivA's head ; this happeened from Lord SivA's
worship of You and placing those flowers as PrasAdham
on His head .

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The flowers used
in worship of the sacred feet of the lord were found
on the head of SivA by ArjunA since Sivan adorns
the Lord's Paadhukais daily .

(3) " GirIsOtthamAngE thvath arpaNaath aapAthithAm
saparyAm apasyath manyE" says Swamy Desikan . Girisan
is the KailAsapathi. His UtthamAngam is His Siras.
BhagavAn's SatAri is placed on GirIsan's head during
Bhagavath AarAdhanam and that is how the flowers on
the Paadhukais land on SivA's head..(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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