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Padhuka Sahasram-397
Date: Wed Jun 13 2001 - 12:53:21 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

397. ahamupari samasthadhEvathAnA-
     mupari mamaISha viBhAthi vAsudeva:
     thadhiha paratharam na kinchidhasmA-
     dhithi vadhasIva padhAvani! praNAdhaI:

Oh Paaduka! I very much guess that your pleasing sounds are to the 
effect of proclaiming to the world, "I am the Supreme Power presiding 
over all the devatas, and over me stands this Vasudeva. Hence, there 
is nothing in this world to excel Him".

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

Slokam 397:

(1)	Sri Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! When Your Lord 
destroys  the asuraas , You produce a unique Naadham ; that Naadham 
seems to suggest that You are above all gods and NaarAyaNan is the 
only One, who is superior to You. You seem to announce thereby that 
there is no principle in all the universes that surpass Your Lord 
NaarAyaNan, who resides as Para VaasudEvan at Srirangam .
AdiyEn (Swamy Desikan) wonders whether You (PaadhukA) instructs the 
dEvAs prostrating before You about  this truth (Para Tatthvam) for 
their benefit.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Here , Swamy refers to the joyous 
sounds arising during the times , when the Lord of Srirangam travels 
adorning His PadhukAi. Swamy Desikan says that the Naadham generated 
seem to suggest the PaadhukA declaring proudly that it is on the 
heads of all the dEvAs and the Lord's Thiruvadi  in turn is on it. 
Therefore , there can not be anyone superior to PerumAL. The inner 
meaning is that Swamy NammAzhwAr's ( SatAri Soori's) ThiruvAimozhi 
asserts that there are no gods , who are equal or superior
to perumAL. 

(3) I am sitting on top of all the dEvA's heads (aham samastha 
dEvathAnAm Upari asmi). My Lord , Sri RanganAthan is over my head ( 
yEsha VaasudEva: Mama upari asthi). Therefore , there can not be any 
entity that would be superior to PerumAL( Tath  iha  asmAth Parataram 
kinchidhapi na). You seem to give this message through Your Naadham ( 
thvam praNAdhai: Vadhasi iva)..V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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