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Padhuka Sahasram-383
Date: Tue May 22 2001 - 12:45:08 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

383. vihithEShvaBhivAdhanEShu vaIdhAirgamanOdhIrithagarBharathnanAdhA
     maDhuram maDhuvaIripAdharakshE! BhavathI prathyaBhivAdhanam 

Oh Paaduka! The Vedas are being recited before You and You 
reciprocate with Your melodious sound emanating from the gemstones. 
It looks as though the Vedas reverentially report to You their name, 
origin, etc.-in the manner of 'abhivadana'-and You return it with 
Your blessings-'pratyabhivadana'!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.Satakopan (V.S): 

(1) Sri UthtamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your sweet sounds   
appear to me as Your responses to the VedAs performing their 
abhivAdhanams to You. The musical sounds raised by the movement of 
the jewels decorating You appear to be Your PrathyabhivAdhanam. 
(AbhivAdhanam  is respectful salutations  by a junior person to an 
older person that includes the name, title and other details about 
the junior person. PratyabhivAdhanam is the response of the older 
person wishing the younger person long life. During the procession
of RanganAthA on the streets of Sri Rangam , VedAs are recited. 
Nadham arises from the PaadhukAs during that sanchAram. Swamy Desikan 
compares the Vedic recitations to abhivAdhanams to the PaadhukAs and 
the Naadham of the Paadhukais to PratyabhivAdhanams. 

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: When younger people offer their 
salutations to older persons , the former introduce themselves with 
information about their Rishi Vamsam, Veda Saakhai (branch of Vedam) 
and their kalpa soothram and then give their name as "SrinivAsa 
Sarman".  The older person then responds : " AayushmAn Bhava sOmya 
SrinivAsa Sarman". Swamy Desikan says that the Naadham generated by 
the Paadhukais is like the prathyabhivAdhanam to the  abhivAdhanam by 
the VedAs prostrating before the Padhukais.

(3)Swamy Desikan is focusing on " Gamana udhIritha garbha-rathna 
Naadham "( the mellifluent musical sounds arising from the gems 
inside the toe-holds of the Paadhukais during their sanchAram). The 
gems are the vedAs and they jostle with each other to produce a 
unique Naadham . That sounds like the prathyabhivAdhanam  by the 
revered Paadhukais of the Lord to the abhivAdhanam of the VedAs ( 
BhavathI Vedai: abhivAdhanEshu vihithEshu , madhuram 
prathyabhivAdhanam vidhatthE )ůV.S


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