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Padhuka Sahasram-372
Date: Mon May 07 2001 - 13:07:00 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

372. thaThAgathA rAghavapAdharakshE!
     sampashyamAnEShu thapODhanEShu
     AsIdhahalyA thava pAmsulEshaI:
     apAmsulAnAm svayamagragaNyA

Oh Rama-paaduka! Even that Ahalya was, by the contact with a few 
particles of Your dust, able to attain, even as many great sages were 
watching, a first rank among taintless women *(Pativratas).

The pativratas are listed as Ahalya, Draupadi, Sita, Tara and 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkm 372
(1)Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam:
Oh Raaghava PaadhukE! The dust arising from Your movement
fell on AhalyA and transformed her from a sinner to that of
the foremost among the chaste women of the world. That happened
as AhalyA and the sages of SiddhAsramam were watching. Right in
front of their eyes ,You accomplished this transformation.

(2)Srimath Andvan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that
SadAchAryanugraham will make even a MahA Paapi to be
accepted by mahAns and turn into one of thos noble souls.

(3)Swamy Desikan states that a small speck of dust
associated with the Paadhukai transformed Ahalya from
her stone form into a PathivrathA siRomaNi( tava
paamsulEsai: apAmsulAnam svayam agragaNyA aaseeth)
right in front of the eyes of the sages of SiddhAsramam
(tapOdhanEshu SampasyamAnEshu sathsu)..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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