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Padhuka Sahasram-491

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 03:59:19 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

491. nAThasya dhatthE nadharAjakanyA 
     pAthum shuBhAn pAdhanaKhEndhurashmIn
     maNipraBhABhi: prathipannapakshAm
     lIlAchakOrImiva pAdhukE! thvAm

Oh Paaduka! As Mahalakshmi presents You to the Lord's Feet for 
wearing on His rounds, it looks as though she presents the pet 
proverbial Chakora (a partridge species) so eager to devour the 
moon's rays that it takes dazzling rays from the Lord's foot-nails 
for, You look like the bird with the gem-rays on either side 
creating an impression that they were wings of a bird.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V. Satakopan (V.S):

Slokam 491:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh RanganAtha paadhukE! The Thiruvadi
nails of  Your Lord are like the delightful rays of the Moon.  You 
are surrounded by the rays  of the gems adorning You. The rays from  
Your gems hover over You like the winged ChakravAkA birds , which 
feed only on Moon's rays . When Sriranga Naayaki, the daughter of the 
oceans , takes You in Her hands to unite You with Her Lord's lotus 
feet , it appears like the feeding of the Moon's rays ( the Kaanthi 
from the Lord's nails ) by the ChakravAkA birds.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that ThAyAr's 
anugraham alone blesses a jeevan to have the bhAgyam of the dhyAnam 
on the Lord's sacred feet.

3) Maha Lakshmi , the daughter of SamudrarAjan ( NadharAja Kanyaa)
unites the Paadhukais of Her Lord with His sacred feet . Her Lord's 
toe nails have the cool lustre of the beams of Moon (paadha nakha 
Indhu rasmi). These moon beam like lustre on both sides of the 
Padhukais look like the two wings (MaNi prabhAbhi: prathipanna 
PakshAm ) of playful ChakOra Pakshi  (Leelaa ChakOramiva) , which 
wants to feast on the moon beams (RasmIn paathum). The compassionate 
MahA Lakshmi appears like helping the ChakOra Pakshis feed on their 
natural food , the Moon beams  , through the act of union of 
Paadhukais with Her Lord's Thiruvadi….(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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