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Padhuka Sahasram-468

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Date: Wed Nov 14 2001 - 04:04:34 PST

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

468. kamalavanasaKhIm thAm koUmudhImudhvahantham 
     saviDhamupanayanthI thAdhrusham rangachandhram 
     pralayadhinasamutThAn pAdhukE! mAmakInAn
     prashamaya parithApAn shIthalAi: shinjithaI: svaI:

Oh Paaduka! May You bring the cool moon, Sri Ranganatha, shining in 
Srirangam (with hands locked in those of the comrade of the lotus 
group and Bhoomi Devi) near me, thereby letting Your sweet jingling 
Nada alleviate my grief of the last moment in life!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 468: 

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! RanganAthA united 
with His consort  RanganAyaki is like the Moon united with its cool 
rays. Please bring that Moon and the inseparable nectar-like Moon 
rays to my side during the last moments of my life to cool me off 
from the heat of my taapams. Please announce the dhivya dampathis' 
arrival through Your sweet naadham so that I will get relief from the 
taapams that scorch me.

(2) At the time of my death, my body will be burning with taapams and 
the mind will be agitated over the many sins committed. During those 
painful moments, oh PaadhukE , You should bring near me the cool moon 
of RanganAthan with His Devi and help me gain freedom from these 
Taapams. 

(3) Lord RanganAthA's divine consort is saluted here by Swamy Desikan 
as the friend of the forest of lotuses and as the chandra 
kaantham/nilavu of Lord RanganAthan ( Kamala Vana sakhIm  thAmm 
KoumudhIm ) . The Lord is saluted as the Moon inside PraNavAkAra 
VimAnam ( Rangachandhram). Swamy prays to the paadhukais to bring the 
Lord with His devi near and to quench the flames of fear with their 
sweet sounds during the last moments of his life on earth ( 
Rangachandhram samvidham upanayanthi , seethaLai: Svai: sinjithai: 
praLaya dhina samutthAn maamkInAm parithApAn prasamaya). The day of 
death is described as " Pralaya dhinam ". The helpless and pitiable 
state of one is described as " PraLaya dhina samutthAn mamakInAm 
ParithApAn ) and the request is made to chase away those 
partithApams..(V.S). 
      





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