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Padhuka Sahasram-297

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Tue Nov 21 2000 - 13:51:35 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

297. BhikshAmapEkshya dhanujEndhragruham prayAthu:
     gupthyai gavAm viharathO vahathascha dhUthyam
     thatthAdhrushAni charaNAvani! rangaBharthu:
     thvathsangamEna suBhagAni vichEshtithAni

Oh Paaduka! During Lord Ranganatha's activities, whether He was going 
to the asura king Mahabali for begging or He was roaming in Gokula 
behind cows or He proceeded on a messenger role (to the Kauravas), His 
role was happy and graceful-because He has been wearing You all 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special notes from V.Sadagopan (V.S)

Slokam 297:

1)	Abhinava Desika Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE!
RanganAthA begged for three feet of earth at MahA Bali's sacrifice 
without shame. He had a lowly occupation as a cowherd in BrindhAvanam
during His avathAram as KrishNA . He became a messenger also and 
visited the court of the hard-hearted DuryOdhanA . All of these lowly 
and disreputable deeds of Your Lord have been transformed into 
meritorious deeds worthy of adoration , thanks to His connection 
with You.

2). Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE !All the deeds of 
the Lord , which may be classified lowly ( herding cows , begging MahA 
Bali for three feet of land et al) became noble because of  His 
adorning You during those occasions.

3). Oh PadhukE ! The strange and lowly deeds of  Your Lord such as 
asking  bhikshai from MahA Bali, herding cows and serving as 
a messenger for PaaNdavAs got elevated to a noble status due to
Your sambhandham with Him  (Rangabharthu: vichEshtithAni thvath 
sangamEna SubhagAni )ůV.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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