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Padhuka Sahasram-350
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 13:04:17 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

350. chUdAragvaDharajasA chUrNasnapanam viDhAya thE pUrvam
     rangEshapAdhukE!thvamaBhiShinchathi moULigangayA shamBhu:

Oh Paaduka! Siva performs an ablution of dust-with the pollen of 
konrai flowers on his head-and then performs a water-ablution with his 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan(V.S): SlOkam 350
(1) Sri Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh RanganAtha PaadhukE!
Sambhu performs the ChUrNAbhishEkam ( bath in fragrant powders)
first with the pollens of Cassis flowers adorning His head, when He
prostrates before You. Next, He bathes You with the waters of
GangA , who resides inside His matted locks. Thus You receive both
ChUrNAbhishEkam and GangAbhishEkam from Your devotee, Sambhu .

(2) Srimath Andavan's observation: During the Uthsavams , Lord
RanganAthA is bathed first in the yellow powder (Scented turmeric 
and the regular Thirumanjanam with Cauvery water starts thrafter.

(3)Sambhu means both a Happy man and Parama Sivan.Swamy Desikan
chooses this name of Sambhu for the special Sri RanganAtha Bhakthan,
Parama Sivan, to illustrate how happy He is in performing
Kaimkaryams for the Lord and His ChatAri Soori. Sambhu's
matted locks are adorned with Golden Yellow Konnai flowers
filled with pollen dust( ChooDAragvadha rajas). As Sambhu bends
down to prostrate before the Paadhukais , the first abhishEkam
is by the pollen dust ( Poorvam ChoorNa-snapanam)and the next
is abhishEkam with the waters of GangA from His locks ( MouLi-
GangayA thvAm abhishinjathi)..(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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