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Padhuka Sahasram-401

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Date: Tue Jun 19 2001 - 11:25:17 PDT

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

401. praKhyAthAnAm pariShadhi sathAm kArayithvA prathigynAm
     prAyENa thvAm praThithaviBhavAm varNayanthI mayA thvam
     pAdhanyAsakramamanuguNam prApya rangADhirAjAth
     padhyAramBhAn gaNayasi param pAdhukE!svaIrninAdhaI:

Oh Paaduka! You, it was who caused me to promise a poetical 
composition on You in the midst of the reputed ones; and as I was 
progressing, You alone were probably proclaiming Your own prominent 
status in the form of sounds that are produced from each foot-step, 
as if it were a production of a succession of verses!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes from V. Sadagopan (VS): Slokam  401

(1)	Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! You have made 
a pledge on behalf of me to compose PadhukA Sahasram to celebrate 
Your glories sung by the VedAs. You are using me as Your instrument 
to complete this work. You are describing Your limitless qualities 
through me. You seem to count the number of steps RanganAthA takes 
with You to determine and fix the length of each of the thirty two 
paddhathis of PaadhukA sahasram." From this verse, we understand that 
Swami Desikan responded to a challenge to compose this work. Here he 
describes the efforts of padhukAs to complete this kaavyam through 
him .

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: When Lord RanganAthA adorns You
and goes on sanchAram ,the naadham emanating from You sounds like
Your count down of the thoudsand slOkams that You (PaadhukAs)have 
commanded me to compose with in the time frame of one night . 

(3)Swamy reminds the Paadhukais that they commanded him to compose
the 1000 slokams before  the assembly of great scholars(prakhyAthAnAm 
SathAm parishadhi mayA  prathij~nAm  kaarayithvA). After starting me
off  on the first slOkam , You seem to be busy synchronizing the 
progressive steps of your Lord (padhanyAsa kramam) with the  patterns 
of Your naadham and count thereby the  individual slOkams and  mark 
thus the beginning and the end of individual paddhathis (svai: 
ninAdhai: padhya aarambhAn  gaNayasi )ůV.S




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