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Padhuka Sahasram-265

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Wed Jul 05 2000 - 16:05:34 PDT


                 SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

                 265. kshamayA jagathAmapi thrayANAm
                      avanE dhevi! padhAvani! thvayaIva
                      aBhigamyathamOpi samshrithAnAm 
                      aBhiganthA Bhavathi svayam mukundha:

                 Oh Paaduka! The Mokhsa-grantor is to be best sought 
at His abode (the shrine) by all truly-surrendered persons. Then, why 
does He undertake processions all around? It is because You, Oh 
Paaduka, graciously design this coming out of the Lord so that the 
three worlds and all people can benefit.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri UthtamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE !Lord RanganAthA is 
unable to take even one step without You . He is interested to
all of His creations. He is the One , who blesses all beings with the 
bliss of Moksham. He however does not confer this blessing unless the 
human beings make an effort and surrender unto Him. Few come into
His temple and seek His grace . Many do not even engage in this small 
act of faith to stand before Him at His temple to seek His anugraham 
..Oh PaadhukE! Out of Your kindness and concern for all , You carry
Lord RanganAthA on Your back and bring Him closer to all ,who do not 
even make an effort to come to Him on their own. During the times of 
uthsavams , You bring RanganAthA all over Srirangam and make it 
possible for even the lazy and indifferent ones to get His blessings 

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: ArchA rupam was taken by PerumAL out 
of His dayA for the chEthanams. The Chethanams ( sentient ones ) 
hesitate to come to the temple to have the ArchAvathAran's blesisngs. 
For the benefit of those indifferent sentients , who do not come to 
the temple, ArchAvathAra perumAl wears His Paadhukais and steps out
the temple so that even those who failed to come to the temple can 
have His darsanam and become blessed .

(3) The naamam of MukundhA as the Moksham-giver is selected for 
RangaAthan once agian in this slOkam. Swamy says that the Lord comes 
near the lazy and ignorant ones , who fail to come inside His temple.
That is made possible by the most merciful Padhukais, which have the 
interest in protecting the people of the three worlds ( Mukundha: 
thrayANAmapi jagathAm avanE kshamayA tvayaiva svayam abhiganthA 
bhavathi). Such is the quality of Your compassion...V.S

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