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Padhuka Sahasram-476
Date: Fri Nov 30 2001 - 04:03:15 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

476. svEShu svEShu padhEShu kim niyamayasyaShtoU dhishAmIshvarAn
     svaIrAlApakaThA: pravarthayasi kim thrayyA sahAsInayA
     rangEshasya samasthalOkamahitham prApthA padhAmBhOruham
     mA BhaIShIrithi mAmudhIrayasi vA manjusvanaI: pAdhukE!

Oh Paaduka! Your sweet Nada I hear and I recall and what, I wonder is 
its meaning! Do You instruct after stationing them in their 
respective seats of Ashta-dik-palakas-guardians of the eight 
directions? Do You engage Yourself in free exchange of ideas with the 
Veda-damsels, Your colleagues seated near the Lord's Feet-[as 
declared in the Veda-"sarve veda yat padam aamananti"]-with 
enjoyable delectation? Or perhaps do You assure, "Aye do not fear"!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 476:

(1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your naadham establishes 
the eight Lords of directions in their allocated places and protects 
them . Your naadham emanates as a result of the movement of Your 
Lord's feet , which are celebrated in all the universes. Your naadham 
finds the three VedAs at those holy feet and engages in an intimate 
conversation with the Vedaas . Your naadham also seems to address me 
and asks me not to be afraid of worldly sorrows. Indeed Your naadham 
accomplishes many things. 

(2) Oh PaadhukE ! You have joined the sacred feet of Lord RanganAthA ,
Which are celebrated by the whole world ( PaadhukE ! Thvam 
SamasthalOka mahitham RangEsasya  padhAmbhOruham prApthA ). You are 
raising sweet Sounds as You transport your Lord . Those sounds seem 
to say three things:
(a) Your sounds seem to establish the Lords of 8 directions in their 
respective places ( ashtou disAm IsvarAn svEshu svEshu padhEshu 
niyamasi iva)   ;
(b) Your sounds seem to be conversing sweetly with the three vedAs 
seated next to you at the Lord's feet ( Saha aasInayA thrayaa 
svairAlapa kaTA )
(c) Your naadham seems to say to me : " Do not be afraid " (maam maa 
bhaishI: ithi udhIrayasi vaa?) (V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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