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Padhuka Sahasram-417

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Date: Thu Jul 12 2001 - 12:27:38 PDT

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

417. dhEvasya dhAnavaripOrmaNipAdharakshE!
     prasThAnamangaLaviDhoU prathipannanAdhAm
     mA BhaIShta sADhava ithi svayamAlapanthIm
     jAnE jagathrithayarakshaNadhIkshithAm thvAm

Oh Manipaaduka! Lord Ranganatha is out on His journey to eradicate 
the enemies (asuras). You then generate an auspicious sound. I 
presume, You, as one in whom the responsibility of protection of all 
three worlds is vested, assure in so many words, "Oh Sadhus, Do not 
fear". 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): Slokam 417

1)	Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: In an earlier verse , Swamy 
Desikan equated the Naadham  from the Paadhukai  to the sound of 
PraNavam. Here , Swamy equates the naadham to the sound assuring 
devotees of protection from fear (abhaya vaarthai). He says: " Oh 
Mani PaadhukE! When You start on Your Lord's auspicious campaigns to 
root out the enemies of Devas , You generate a sound that identifies 
You as the One , who has vowed to protect the three worlds  from any 
harm. You seem to be assuring the virtuous people that they
will have total freedom from fear of any kind.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that SaThAri 
Soori incarnated to protect the people of the world (samsAris) with 
His many upadEsams through  His prabhandhams to seek the sacred feet 
of the Lord as protection against all samsAric ills.

3) The naadham generated by the paadhukais at times of  the Lord's 
yaathrAs( Dhaanava ripO: Devasya prasTAna mangala vidhou prathipanna 
Naadhaam) are for the auspiciousness during the execution of the task 
at hand. The  Lord's Paadhukais are firm in their resolve to protect 
the three worlds through Their assitance to the Lord ( Jagath 
thritaya rakshana dheekshithAm ThvAm ). The naadham arising during 
these YaathrAs seem to say : " Oh Good People of the world ! Do not 
be afraid ! My Lord is going to protect  You all ( Saadhava: 
maabhaishta: ithi svayam aalapantheem jaanE)ůV.S



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