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Padhuka Sahasram-351
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 12:38:07 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

351. pAnthu: va: padhmanABhasya pAdhukAkELipAmsava:
     ahalyAdEha nirmANaparyAyaparamANava:

May the dust of the Paaduka's movement protect You all, the dust which 
perhaps proved to be the atoms to generate the body of Ahalya.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Thirteenth Paddhathi Of Sri RanganAtha PaadhukA Sahasram
This Paddhathi is known as ParAg Paddhathi . The word "ParAg"
means the pollen of a flower or a speck of dust. Swamy Desikan
composed thirty verses in this section to celebrate the mystery
and the holiness of the specks of dusts associated with
the Lord's Paadhukais.

Special notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S):Slokam 351
(1) Sri Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan says:
"May the specks of dust assoicated with PadmanAbhA protect us!
They were the ones responsible for reconstructing AhalyA's
body from its stony existence into her original human form ".
When RaamA travelled on His novel journey to SiddhAsramam with
Sage ViswAmithrA ,the dust specksfrom His PaadhukAs subdivided
into atomic particles and reconstructed AhalyA's body into
that of the wife of Sage Gautama. Her curse was removed by
the power of the holy dust assoicated with the Raama PaadhukAs.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Swamy's prayer is : " Oh Lord's
PaadhukE! Just as You brought back to life AhalyA from her stony form
into physical form , may You bless us to have a dhivya sarIram
fit for Your Lord's Kaimkaryam !".

(3) Swamy Desikan suggests some type of reconstructive
surgery ( dEha nirmAnam ) done by the sub-atomic particles
( ParyAya paramANava:)of dust genearated from the movement
of the Padhukais. " ParyAya" means approaching or coming near.
Swamy Desikan seems to indicate that even before they came into
contact with the stony form of AhalyA , the potency of the sub-atomic
dust particles had their benovolent effect...(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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