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Padhuka Sahasram-415
Date: Tue Jul 10 2001 - 13:04:16 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

415. dhUthyE balErvimaThanE shakatasya BhangE
     yAthrOthsavEShu cha viBhO: prathipannasaKhyA
     vIrAyithAni birudhOpahithAni nUnam
     manjusvanaI: praThayasE maNipAdhukE! thvam

Oh Manipaaduka! You are inseparable from the Lord's Feet; whether He 
went as a mediator for the Pandavas, or whether He put the foot on 
King Mahabali to suppress him, or He dashed against Shakatasura and 
killed him or the like, You presumably proclaim the Lord's exploits 
appropriately, by means of Your pleasing sound.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by  V. SatakOpan (V.S): Slokam 415

1) Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The agreeable and 
distinct sounds that You generate during  Your many travels with the 
Lord  such as visits to DuryOdhanA's court as  ambassador , quelling 
MahAbali's pride as VaamanA , destroying ShakatAsurA  through Your 
kick  and  during the uthsavams at Srirangam. Your sounds of joy over 
the Lord's victory during those times resemble laudatory poems 
proclaiming His powers . 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The sweet sounds raised by the 
Paadhukais during the Lord's sanchaaram reminds Swamy Desikan of the 
recitations of sthOthrams  by those who witnessed major leelais of 
the Lord such as visit to the sabhai of DuryOdhanan as PaaNDava 
DhUthan , punishmnet of MahA Bali as Thirvikraman and the destruction 
of SakatAsuran in Gokulam . 

3) There are many YaahtrAs by the Lord with His Paadhukais. They are
Like uthsavams for the Lord and the Paadhukais. The Lord is always 
victorious during these missions to protect the Saadhu janam and 
punish the evil ones. The Lord adds a title as PaanDava DhUthan , 
Bhali Vimathanan and sakaDa bhangan et al . The paadhukais  raise  
sweet sounds at the end of these missions to proclaim aloud the 
glories of the victorious Lord ( manju svanai: noonam Thvam 
bhirudhOpahithAni VeerAyithAni  praTayasE). The sounds of the 
Paadhukais certainly resemble the loud proclamations of the valour of 
the Victorious Lord, who just acquired another title ůV.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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