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Padhuka Sahasram-421
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 12:30:10 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

421. prAya: padhAvani! viBhO: praNathArthihanthu:
     prasThAnamangalaviDhoU praThamOdhyathAni
     thvacChinjithAni sapadhi svayamAraBhanthE
     kAlOchithAn kanakakAhaLashanKhanAdhAn

Oh Paaduka! Your sound is produced first and foremost when the Lord 
starts on the auspicious errand of offering succour to the people who 
have faithfully resorted to Him. That sound indeed becomes the gold-
trumpet-conch-emitted auspicious announcement

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 421:

1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : Earlier , it was pointed out that 
the PaadhukA naadham is distinct and precedes the sound of conches , 
when the Lord starts on His mission . Here, he states that the 
PaadhukA naadham transforms into a sound of conches and the long 
horns known as Thirucchinnam ..He says: Oh PaadhukE! as a part of 
celebrations associated with  Your Lord's mission to protect the 
virtuous You generate the sound of conches and Thirucchinnam at the 
appropriate times .

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that the proper 
recitation of Swamy NammAzhwAr's dhivya Sookthis would sound like the 
naadaham of 18 mangaLa Vaadhyams  like Conch , YekkALam , 
Thiruchinnam used in the daily kaimakryam to Sriman NaarAyaNan .

3) PerumAL is PraNatha Aarthi Hara Vibhu ( One who removes the 
dukkhams of those , who seek His protection ). When He starts His 
PrasthAnam (travel ), then the Paadhukais engage in auspicious 
activities (mangala vidhi). The first manifestation of  such 
activities is the emantion of the naadham from the Paadhukais. That 
naadham resembles the sweet sounds of golden KaahaLa vaadhyam, the 
Conches and others quickly ( kanaka kaahaLa , Sankha NaadhAn svayam 
prAya: aarabhanthE)(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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