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Padhuka Sahasram-504

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Tue Jan 29 2002 - 03:52:51 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

504. yAmEva rathnakiraNaIrmaNipAdharakshE!
     chUdApadhE thanuBhruthAm BhavathI viDhatthE
     thAmEva thE prakatayanthi padhaIraBhiKhyAm

Oh Manipaaduka! Whatever halo You confer on the heads of the common 
men, by reason of the lustre of Your gems, the same halo is acquired 
by the men's feet by the reason of even devas bowing to these men. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

Slokam 504:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Gem-bedecked PaadhukE! Those 
who hold the rays of Your gems on their heads by wearing You attain 
the status of being worshipped by Indra and other Devas ,who in turn  
prostrate before those blessed souls , who wore You on their heads 
and were blessed by the auspicious rays emanating from the gems 
decorating You . Their wealth is far superior to that of Indra and 
his retinue.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that those who 
worship the Paadhukais become qualified to be worshipped by the DevAs 
and their king. The feet of those fortunate ones shine brillantly 
from the  lustre of  the gems adorning the DevA's Kiritams, when the 
DevAs prostrate before them.

3) Oh PaadhukE! You create a special beauty and sanctity by staying 
on the heads of bhAgyasAlis ( maNi PaadharakshE ! BhavathI rathna 
kiraNai: tanubruthAm chooDApadhE yaamEva  vidhatthE ). Indra and the 
devAs fall at the feet of those fortunate ones and at that time 
illumine their feet with the lustre of the gems that are housed on 
the crowns ( SakrAdhi dhaivatha : sikhA maNi rajyamAnai: padhai: 
thAmm abhikhyAmEva prakaDayanthi) .. (V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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