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Padhuka Sahasram-398
Date: Thu Jun 14 2001 - 12:52:58 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

398. avanathavibuDhEndhramoULimAlA
     praThayasi parirabDhashoUripAdhA
     maNikalahEna viyAthajalpithAni

You have evidently become infatuated with the honey drunk from the 
flowers in the garlands on the heads of the chiefs of the devas who 
are bent before You. And the Nada, generated by the mutual collision 
of the gemstones, as they closely embrace the Lord's Feet, appears to 
be some kind of bashless and bumptious chattering! (Version according 
to some commentators).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

Slokam 398:

(1) Sri Uthtamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE! Your Naadham 
sometimes sound like the bold speech of a drunken wife , who embraces 
her husband and gets even bolder and thereafter gives assertive 
orders. When dEvAs prostrate before You , the fermented honey 
(madhu/wine) from their flower garlands decorating their crowns fall 
on You. You become intoxicated with that flow of madhu. You embrace 
Your Lord's feet and generate a Naadham  born out of happiness (and 
intoxication). The Naadham emanting from You at that  time is sweet 
and bold.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: In the ordinary world , some consume 
intoxicating drinks , embrace the one near by and utter loud and 
incoherent noises. In Your world , You consume the fermented honey 
from the flowers adorning the heads of dEvas prostrating before You , 
hold on to Your Lord's sacred feet and move uncertainly with a sweet 
Nadham through the gems housed inside Your toeholds .

(3) Swamy Desikan describes first the swaying movement of the 
Paadhukai (manTara prayAthA) caused by the consumption of the 
fermented honey from the garlands ( MaalA-madhu) of the dEvAs( 
ViBhudhEndhrA:) prostrating before the Paadhukai .  At the same 
time , the Paadhukai is hugging the sacred feet of the Lord ( 
Parirabdha Souri PaadhA thvam) . The joy arising from both 
the maalA-madhu and closeness to the Lord `s holy feet generates a 
special bold and incoherent Naadham from the quarrel of the gem 
stones inside the toe holds ( MaNi kalahEna viyAtha jalpithAni 
praTayasi) (V.S).  

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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