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Padhuka Sahasram-354
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 11:09:38 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

354. aBhiyukthajanO nijArBhakANAm bahushO ranganarEndhrapAdharakshE!
     avalEpapishAchamOchanArtham rajasA limpathi thAvakEna dhEhAn

Oh Paaduka! Knowledgable people would apply on their children, many 
times too, the dust from You. This is for warding off of evil spirits 
like ahamkara. (Your dust has the potency of inducing a pure 
personality, without ahamkara, that is, conceit).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S):SlOkam 354
(1)Sri Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh RanganAtha Paadhuke!
Discriminating people with good faith in You smear the dust
specks associated with You on their children to drive away
the malevolent spirit of egotism. They smear that dust many times
over their children's body to make sure their egotism is
completely banished. These faithful devotees of Yours take
this step , when the children are small to ward off the onset
of any egotism at a later stage.

(2)The inner meaning is that the Sri Paadha Theetham of
BhagavathAs and the dust particles associated with the Paadhukais
would remove all dhOshams.

(3) The power of the Sri PaadhukA rENu is illustrated here.
Swamy says that the most saathvik people ( abhiyuktha JanA:)
smear ( limpathi) the dust particles ( rajas) from
the Paadhukai's sanchAram .Why do they do it ? They do it
for banishing (mOchanArtham) the demon ( pisAcha ) of egotism
( avalEpam)from their children's ( nijArbhakANAm) bodies and

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