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Padhuka Sahasram-270

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 14:36:21 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

270. padhayOranayO: parasya pumsa: 
     shirasO maNipAdhukE! shruthInAm
     manasO vA mama BhUshaNam thvamEkA

Oh Paduka! You become the only worthy ornament for the lovable Feet
the Supreme Being for the path treaded upon by the Feet in the Lord's 
movements for the head of the Vedas, that is, the Upanishads for the 
heart of this humble self.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swami's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE !
You are the decoration/aabharanam for the Lord's holy feet ;
You serve also as decoration for the novel and
mysterious routes taken by the Lord in union with You.
Further , You become the decoration for the heads of
the Upanishads by resting on them .adiyEn contemplates
on Your Lord's feet , His novel routes and the Upanishads
associated with You to acquire You as a decoration
also for my mind.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:Oh PadhukE! PerumAL, who
is eulogized by the Upanishads wears You on His sacred feet
and travels on the streets of Srirangam with joy. AdiyEn
considers You as the decoration for my head and meditate
on that sweet anubhavam .

(3) SWamy Desikan points out that the sacred Paadhukais
of Lord RanganAthA is the bhUshaNam ( alankAra vasthu) for
four subjects : (1) Lord's lotus feet /parasya pumsa:
padhayO: bhUshanam (2)the path that He travels in sport
with them / tath anugrAhya vihAra paddhathE: bhUshanam
(3 the crowns of Upanishads /SruthInAm sirasa: bhUshaNam
and (4) alankAram /aabharaNam for adiyEn's mind/ mama
manasO bhUshaNam...V.S

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