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Padhuka Sahasram-269

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Tue Jul 11 2000 - 14:47:51 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

269. nijasamhananaprasakthalAsyam
     charitha thvAmaDhiruhya ranganAtha:
     rasikAsvAdhamatha: param na vidhma:

Oh Paaduka! Ranganatha's ascent on You, His walk thereafter, His body 
movements, etc. are all like dance. Obviously, He has so much relish 
for contact and company with You. Leave alone the sanctity of His 
dance (unlike the reprehensible dance of the mundane world). We know 
not any sight more delectable and worth witnessing than this.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1)Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE !
Lord RanganAthA's ride on You . He takes elegant
steps with Your help and His bodily movements during
those occasions are a delight for one's eyes.
There is nothing more pleasurable to watch in
this world other than that anubhavam. Those who see
this divine sight of RanganAthA's movements
in companionship with You get rid of all their
accumulated sins ,while enjoying this blessed sight .
They have thus twin blessings.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anuibhavam: Oh PaadhukE !
PerumAL wears You on His paadham and dances
as it were with joy as He travels with You.
That sight of the Lord travelling with You
not only destroys all sins but also turns out
to be one of the most beautiful sights to behold .

(3) Swami Desikan says here that the Lord of
Srirangam has a beautiful and tender dance (laasyam)
after ascending the  paadhukais when He goes around
the raaja veedhis of Srirangam. The dance is more
a laasyam (elegant dance associated with the ladies)
as opposed to ThANdavam ( powerful dance associated
with the male dancer). That srungAra BhAvam is
revealed in all His limbs ( RanganAtha: thvAm
adhiruhya nija samhanana prasaktha laasyam charathi).
The witnesses to that dance filled with srungAra rasam
get sanctified and all their sins are destroyed .
Swami Desikan states that there is nothing more
sweet to enjoy than that blessed sight ( atha:param
rasika aasvAdham na vidhma:)..V.S

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