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Padhuka Sahasram-330 (Corrected)

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 14:41:59 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

330. archanthi yE muraBhidhO maNipAdharakshE! 
     BhavAthmakaIrapi param BhavathIm prasUnaI:
     BrundhArakA: suraBhayanthi padham thadhIyam

Oh Paaduka! Whosoever indeed present to You flowers *born out of 
mental discipline with a consciousness that You are the Supreme Deity 
and with a feeling of 'no expectation of any reward'-that is, with a 
real 'ParamaIkantithva' spirit-their Feet will be ever kept fragrant 
with the divine Mandara flowers of the garlands encircling the crowns 
of the devas!(They will be bowed to by the devas)*Ahimsa, sense 
control, kindliness to all beings, forbearance, Jnana, penance, 
contemplation, truthfulness are the eight 'mental' flowers.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 330
(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubahvam:
Here, Swamy Desikan shifts his attention to those ,
who offer their worship to the PaadhukAs with the flowers
conceived by the mind instead from gardens. He describes
the fruits of such Maanasa PoojA with flowers: "Oh PadhukAis
of Lord HayagrIvA! Those who place at Your feet flowers
conceived of their mental effort , reach the kingdom of
Indra; there , the devAs prostrate before them and place
flower garlands at the feet of such holy persons ".
There are eight flowers conceived by the mind.They have
to be placed at the Lord's feet in a spirit of humble
sacrifice (Saathvika ThyAgam) . Nonviolence (ahimsA)
is the first such flower;sensory control is the second.
Through such superior worship to the PaadhukAs ,
the BhakthAs attain a very exalted status by
the grace of the Paadhukais of the Lord
(Swamy NammAzhwAr).

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! even the very
thought of anyone to worship You with utthama pushpams end
up realizing the prostrations at their feet by dEvAs wearing
the flowers of KaRpakA tree on their crowns.

(3)Swamy Desikan uses an apporva naamam for the dEvAs
here ( BrundhArakA:).Their crowns are adorned by
MandhAradhAma subhagai: MakuDai:). Through the contact of
the celestial flowers with the feet of the PadhukA archakan,
those feet get forever the fragrance of kaRpaka pushpams
( ajasram surabhayanthi)..(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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