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Re: Padhuka Sahasram-502

From: Ram Anbil (
Date: Thu Jan 24 2002 - 08:08:53 PST

Dear Sri Murali and Sri sadagopan Swamin:

Congratulations on your crossing the 500 mark out of 1000 Slokas of Paduka 
Sahasram. I appreciate your indefatigable effort in reaching the goal of 
1000. This is no mean achievement.The entire Sri vaishnava community will 
ever remain grateful to you both and to Sri Vedanta Desikan Swami for making 
available these superb slokas. Thanks again.
Anbil Ramaswamy
>From: "rangaswamy_m" <>
>Subject: Padhuka Sahasram-502
>Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 11:53:53 -0000
>SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,
>Translation by U.Ve. Dr. V.N. Vedanta Desikan Swamin:
>502. AskandhanAni vibhuDhEndhrashiKhAmaNInAm
>      thvAmAshrithAnyasurasUdhanApAdharakshE!
>      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).
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