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Padhuka Sahasram-502

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 03:53:53 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

502. AskandhanAni vibhuDhEndhrashiKhAmaNInAm 
     rathnAni thE sthuthisuvarNaparIkshaNArThE
     nUnam Bhajanthi nikaShOpalathAm kavInAm

Oh Paaduka of the Destroyer of th Asuras! When Deva chiefs bow, the 
gems on You stamp on those of their crowns. Your gems are evidently 
superior. Indeed they serve as the touchstone for assession the 
purity (of gold as well as of a hymn and its alphabets).
Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes from V.SatakOpan (V.S):

Slokam 502:

1) UthtamUr Swamy's anubhavam:Oh Paadhukai  of the Lord  destroying 
asuras! When Devas wear You on their heads , the gems adorning You 
sit over the gems enmeshed in their crowns. Your gems are far more 
precious than the ones adorning the crowns of Devas. Hence I consider 
that poetic works praising You are far superior to the sthuthis on 
the Devas. This superiority is for two reasons: one, the touchstone 
will authentically prove the superiority of the gems found on You
compared to those found on the crowns of the Devas. Second, there are 
many kinds of  eulogies included in my PaadhukA Sahasram such as 
Rathna SaamAnyam , Bahu Rathnam , PadmarAgam , Pearl , Indraneelam , 
Maragatham et al . The sthuthi on the Devas is only of one kind. 
Hence my sthuthi of You has the most incomparable lustre. 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The splendid gems 
adorning Your external surface attract the gems positioned on the 
crowns of the DevAs (i.e).,the DevAs  rush to the side of the 
PaadhukAs for offering their salutations and sthuthi.  How can one 
know whether their eulogies are auspicous or not? The gems on Your 
external surfaces serve as the inspecting stone ( urai kall). The 
inner meaning is that the sthuthis about PerumAL and AchAryAs yield 
MangaLam. Others about kings and  humans are inauspicious to the 
eulogizer and the eulogized.

3) Oh PaadhukE ! The gems on You pull the DevAs wearing  gem-studded 
crowns to Your side( VibhudhEndhra SikhA maNInAm ThvAm 
aaskandhanAni). There are gems that are adorning Your external surface
( ThvAm aasrithAni RathnAni) that perform a duty. They sit in 
judgement over the quality of Sthuthis by the DevAs and other poets 
engaged in different types of eulogies and in this regard attain the 
status of urai kall to judge the auspiciousness of individual efforts 
( parIshaNArTE nikashOpalathAm bhajanthi).. (V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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