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Padhuka Sahasram-355
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 13:04:49 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

355. shirasA parigruhya lOkapAlAsthava rangEshvara pAdhukE! rajAmsi 
     viShamEShu balEShu dhAnavAnAm vyapanIthAnya shirasthramAvishanthi

Oh Paaduka! The Devas, guarding the world like Indra, Varuna, etc., 
bear the dust from You and enter the battlefield against the asuras 
without any other shield for their heads-the dust from You would 
itself be an adequate shield!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 355
(1) Sri Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: Oh RanganAtha PaadhukE!
The protectors of the eight directions such as VaruNA , YamA ,
Agni et al wear with humility , the dust specks associated
with You on their heads prior to engaging in battles with
their enemies .During the time of battle, they do not
wear any other protection for themselves. Your dust specks
protect them fully.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that
for those who have true bhakthi for the SadAchAryan's
Thiruvadi , there is no fear from inauspicious guNams
like avarice , anger and pride .

(3)Swamy Desikan says that the dust from the Paadhukais
of the Lord worn by IndrA and other LokapAlAs serve as
the protective head gear (anya sirasthram ), when they enter
into battles with the powerful armies of the asurAs
(DhAnavAnAm vishamEshu bhalEshu aavisanthi)...(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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