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Padhuka Sahasram-500

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 03:55:26 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

500. rathnapraBhApatalachakramanOharA thvam
     padhmAruNam padhamidham thvayi rangaBharthu:
     manyE thadhEthadhuBhayam maNipAdharakshE!

Oh Manipaaduka! You describe a circle of lustrous halo of supreme 
charm. The Lord's Feet present a picture of lotuses of red hue. The 
circle and lotus constitute, to my mind, a Chakrabja mandala, for the 
technique of securing Your protection by one ill-equipped for 
disciplined Bhakti yoga!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

Slokam 500:

1) UtthamUr Swamy `s anubhavam: Oh Gem-bedecked PaadhukE ! The rays 
associated with Your gems encircle the Lord's feet in the form of a 
disc(chakra). Your Lord's feet inside the circle is like a lotus 
(abhjam ) that has just blossomed. When the disc and the lotus inside 
are seen together  , it makes one think of "ChakrAbhja MaNDalam " 
used in the Paancharaathra Aagam by those , who wish to  obtain the 
boon of Moksham without practising bhakthi Yogam. Swamy Desikan 
reminds us of a route adopted by some, who can not observe the 
rigorous bhakthi Yogam  for Moksha Siddhi. Such people offer their 
worship to a Yanthram(geometric pattern) consisting of a lotus inside 
a disc(ChakrAbhja MaNDalam ). The worship of that maNDalam in temples 
according to PaancharAthra aagamam rules has been recommended as an 
easy route to gain Moksham .

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that when one 
worships Swamy NammAzhwAr, the creator of the gem-like paasurams , 
known for their uniterrupted devotion to the Lord, those bhAgyasAlis 
become qualified to enjoy Sriya: pathi. 

3)Oh PaadhukE! You are beautiful to behold with the circle of radiant 
rays (Thvam rathna PrabhA chakra paDala manOharA ). Your brilliant 
rays cover Your Lord's feet and redden them to remind one of the hue 
of the fully blossomed  lotus .  The entire image looks like the 
ChakrAbhja maNDalam with the union of Yourself with Your Lord 
(Ubhayam  chakrAbhja MaNDalam manyE ). Why this imagery of ChakrAbhja 
MaNdalam ? The presence of Lotus inside the chakra maNdalam is 
intended  for the protection of those , who do not have the full 
soubhAgyam to perform  aarAdhanam to the Lord as established by 
SaasthrAs (  Akinchana RakshaNArham ChakrAbhja ManDalam  manyE )

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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