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Padhuka Sahasram-352
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 14:48:46 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

352. thava sancharaNAdhrajO viDhUtham yadhidham                
     ranganarEndrapAdharakshE!alamEthadhanAvilAni karthum           
     kathakakshOdha ivAshu mAnasAni

Oh Ranganatha Paaduka! The dust produced by Your walk here and there 
would prove sufficient to clarify the minds which are confused, even 
like Ketaka-seed-powder (Thenkottai thool in Tamil) would quickly 
clarify muddy water.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 352
(1) Sri Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan explains
how the specks of dust from the Lord's Paadhukais cleanse muddy
matter. Normally , specks of dust soil a cloth or water. He says:

" Oh RanganAtha PaadhukE! The dust specks arising from Your
movement have the power to cleanse the minds of agitated people
just like the KathakA nut powder purifies the muddy water.
kathakA nut ( tEtthAnkkottai) is crushed into fine powder and
that is used to remove the dirt from the body , clothes and
muddy water.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:The inner meaning is that
the accompaniment of  the Lord by us during His uthsavams
will remove all sins just as the tEtthAnkottai powder clears up
the muddy water on contact . Our minds will be purified by the parAg 
Paadhukai .

(3) Swamy Desikan addresses the "RanganarEndhra padha Rakshai"
and says that the dust particles (Raja:) arising from their sanchAram
( SanchAraNAth vidhUtham yath raja:) will cleanse the muddy minds of
ours quickly ( MaanasAni aasu anAvilAni karthum alam) just as
the tEtthAnkottai powder ( kathakashOdha iva )cleanses
muddy water...(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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