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Padhuka Sahasram-377
Date: Mon May 14 2001 - 12:32:05 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

377. shuBhasaraNi rajOBhi: shOBhayanthI DharithrIm 
     pariNathiramaNIyAn praksharanthI pumarThAn
     Bhavasi Bhuvana vandhyA pAdhukE rangaBharthu:
     sharaNamupagathAnAm shAshvatI kAmaDhEnu:

Oh Ranganatha-Paaduka! You render auspicious the whole earth by the 
path-dust generated. You emit progressively more and more laudable 
and lovable rewards, which are goals of humanity. You become 
respectable to the whole world. And You become permanent Kamadhenu to 
those who cling to You. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan(V.S): SlOkam 377
(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Lord's PaadhukE!
The dust specks raised by You bless the entire universe
and cause auspiciousness all around. Those dust particles
yield the four objectives of life(purushArthams) for those
who seek them and thus become the object of adoration
for one and all. Your dust particles become a veritable
KaamadhEnu through their power to grant all these boons.
( By describing the paadhukA dust as "SaasvathI KaamadhEnu:) ,
Swamy Desikan hints that the Padhukai is superior to
the divine KaamadhEnu in its boon-granting power.
For instance , KaamadhEnu has limited sanchAram
(movement) , where as the Lord's Paadhukai travel
everywhere with the Lord. KaamadhEnu is worshipped by
a select few , whereas the Paadhukai is worshipped by
every one , independent of class, sex, or age. KaamadhEnu
can only yield limited boons , where as Paadhukai through
its dust or contact can yield limitless boons of
the highest order.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: For those , who seek
the refuge of the sacred feet of a SadAchAryan , there
will be no dangers. All their wishes will be fulfilled.

(3)Swamy Desikan salutes the power of the Lord's
Padhukais (Swamy NammAzhwAr) profoundly in this
slOkam known for its maanthric significance.
He says that the Paadhukais are worshipped by
all the people of the world ( Bhuvana VandhyA);
they confer auspiciousness to the Earth through
the track of its dust particles arising from
the sanchAram ( Subha saraNi rajObhi: DharithrIm
shObhayanthI );at the end , they confer the delectable
boons of desired purushArthams to those who worship
them ( pariNathi pumarTAn praksharanthI);You become
also the eternal and superior boon granting KaamadhEnu
for all those , who seek Your refuge (Thvam SaraNam
upagathAnAm SaasvathI KaamadhEnu: Bhavasi )..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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