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Padhuka Sahasram-379
Date: Wed May 16 2001 - 14:30:13 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

379. niShprathyUhamupAsiShImahi muhurnishshEShadhOShachChidhO
     nithyam rangaDhuranDharasya nigamasthOmArchithE pAdhukE
     DhaththE mUrDhaBhirAdhipadhmajanithA thaththAdhrushI santhathi:
     yathsanchArapvithrithakshithiraja: pankthim chatuShpanchaShaI:

May we, ever and uninterruptedly contemplate on the sin-removing 
Paadukas of Ranganatha, which were worshipped by Vedas! It is the 
dust from that Paaduka, during the movements, which has sanctified 
the world; the series of dust-particles may be said to have been 
borne by gods in a hierarchy such as the four-faced Brahma (born out 
of the navel-lotus), the five-faced Siva, the six-faced Subramanya 
and so on, on their heads. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S): SlOkam 379
(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: May the RanganAtha
PaadhukAs , which destroy all imperfections in us be
the object of our meditation ! May we meditate constantly on
them worshipped by the VedAs! The dust arising from their
movement spreads in all the universes. It appears that
BrahmA , RudrA and SubramaNyA use their four, five and six
heads respectively to wear proportionately large quantities
of this sacred dust on their multiple heads.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The son
(BrahmA/chathurmukhan ) , the grandson (Rudran/Panchamukhan)
and the great grandson ((ShaNmukhaan) as growing santhathis
of Your Lord wear Your dust on their many heads.BrahmA-RudrA-
SubrahmaNyan thus offer worship to AzhwAr and AchAryans .
If we also meditate on the holy Paadhukais (SatAri Soori)
of the Lord , we will also be rid of all inauspiciousness.

(3)Swamy defines for us the glories of the Paadhukais
of the Lord as : (a)NissEsha-dhOshacchidham ( That which
removes totally all dhOshams )and (2)Nigama sthOma architham
( worshipped by the assembly of VedAs). Swamy states that
we should also meditate on such holy paadhukAs often for
chasing away our imperfections..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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