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Padhuka Sahasram-499

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 03:53:54 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

499. vyakthum kshamam BhagavathO jagadhIshvarathvam
     AshliShya nirBhararuchim maNipAdhukE!thvAm

Oh Manipaaduka! That the Lord is the Superlord of all worlds is borne 
out by the nether surface of His feet bearing the marks of Vajra-
ayudha, Ankusa, Flag, Lotus, and Chakra. He does not require any 
ornament befitting Him at the feet. Because You adorn those feet and 
cast a superb lustre!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

Slokam 499:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Ranganatha PaadhukE! Your Lord is 
the emperor of all the universes. He wears vajraa weapon , goad , 
flag, lotus, disc and conch as symbols of His Emperorship on the 
palms of His feet. Those decorations are cast aside by Him out of His 
passion for You, when He embraces You tightly with His feet. He is 
freed from His traditional symbols, when He gets united with You. All 
these symbols take the form of lines, when He is united with You .

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your Lord displays 
the symbols of Sarva Loka YajamAnathvam through the many rekhAs that 
He adorns on the soul of His feet. When You as MaNi Paadhukai join 
the Lord's Thiruvadi, no other aabharanams or symbols are needed for 
His beautification. The inner meaning is that the Lord considers His 
bhakthAs as His aabharaNams. There is no one matching Swamy 
NammAzhwAr in Bahgavath Bhakthi. When Swamy NammazhwAr is engaged in 
the adoration of the Lord , He does not relish anyone else . 

3) Our Lord is JagadhIsvaran. Hence He displays many chihnams on His 
limbs including His sacred Thiruvadi. Those lotus soft feet Thiruvadi 
is now adorning the Paadhukais with sampoorNa Kaanthi ( nirbahara 
ruchim thvAm aaslishya). Immediately some thing becomes clear. He 
becomes anAbharana Sundaran.(beautiful One without any aabharaNam tha 
tHe normally wears). Normally He is Sundara Raajan  and beautifies 
the aabharaNam that He adorns. Now , He adorns His gem-bedecked 
Paadhukais and displays a state of exquisite  beauty even without any 
other aabharaNams or chihnams..(V.S). 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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