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Padhuka Sahasram-497

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 03:59:45 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

497. dhEvasya rangavasathE: puratha: pravruthaI-
     ruDdhUthavishvathimirAm maNirashmijAlaI:
     manyE madhIyahrudhayAyathanapravEsha-
     mangaLyadhIpakaNikAm maNipAdhukE! thvam

Oh Manipaaduka! You are placed before the Lord and spread all-round 
lustre of radiations that would dispel darkness all around. I would 
think of You as an auspicious lamp to precede the Lord for His entry 
into my heart-space.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V. Satakopan  :

Slokam 497: 

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Gem-bedecked PaadhukE! I consider 
the lustrous rays spreading from Your multicolored gems in front of 
Your Lord as the light that removes the inner and outter darkness. 
Hence, I would like to invite You to enter my heart so that Your rays 
can serve as the lamp to welcome Your Lord's entrance there. Swamy 
says: " It is customary to light a lamp before the Lord's arrival as 
a sign of auspicious welcome. When You accompany Your Lord , Your 
gems and their rays come with You and drive the darkness of ignorance 
pervading my heart ."

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that the 
kaalakshEpam of Swamy NammAzhwAr's ThiruvAimozhi from a  MahAn will 
wipe way all the blemishes from one's mind. At that time, The Lord 
with His Devi will take His seat in their heart lotuses. 

3) PaadhukA's splendid lustre is seen in front of Sri RanganAthan ( 
Devasya  puratha:  pravrutthai: maNi Jaalam ). Those spreading rays 
removes the ajn~Anam  of the people of the world ( rasmi jaalai: 
uddhUtha visva  timirAm ThvAm ) . What is the end result ? The Lord 
enters anew the little space of my heart lotus (madheeya Hrudhaya 
aayatana pravEsa MangaLya dhIpa KaNikAm manyE). The space is narrow. 
Your Lord squeezes Himself  in  that  tight space and shines there as 
a small lamp (antharyAmi Brahmam ) with unparalleled lustre..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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