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Padhuka Sahasram-330

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Fri Jan 12 2001 - 13:56:11 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: SlOkam 321
(1) Sri uthtamUr Swamy's anubhavam: adiyEn seeks refuge in
the holy paadhukAs of RanganAthA on which fall the shower of
flowers aimed at Sri RanganAthA duirng His travels .
( The dEvAs and humans shower flowers on RanganAthA as
a mark of their homage to Him. After touching the upper limbs
of the Lord , those flowers come to rest at His holy feet ,where
the PaadhukAs are. It appears therefore that the shower of
flowers were indeed for the PaadhukAs. The end stage of
the worship of BhagavAn has been identified with the worship
of His BhagavathAs by the Lord in GithA . Lord welcomes
that final step. PaadhukA archana is AchArya archanaa and
is equivalent to Bhaagavatha archanaa.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The sthOthrams done for
PerumAL end up with the AchAryAs. Latter bless us with
all soubhAgyams. PerumAL is only vyAjam(saakku) and
it is the AchAryAs , who confer us all mangaLams.

(3) Swamy Desikan performs Prapatthi in this slOkam
to the Sri RanganAtha Dhivya MaNi PaadhukAs ( thaamm
padhAvanIm prapadhyE ). Those Paadhukais are the final
resting place for the flower showers from heaven , when
returns from His vijaya yAthrais ( Dhiva: chyuthA Pushpa-
vrushti: yathraiva paryavasyathi)...(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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