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Padhuka Sahasram-445
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 04:14:31 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

445. lAsyam vihAya kimapi sThithamAshrayanthI
     rangEshvarENa sahithA maNimaNdapEShu
     manjusvanEShu virathEShvapi vishvamEthath
     moUnEna hantha BhavathI muKharIkarOthi

(Oh Paaduka!) Having concluded the dance which is involved in the 
walks all along, the Lord Ranganatha-the Chief on the stage-has 
adhered to a stationing which has made You to remain silent. What if? 
Now the whole world talks of You and Your music.

(Recall that when actord and dancers stop their role in the stage, 
the audience cheers, claps and praises).
Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 445 

(1) Sri UthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : Oh PaadhukE ! After You transport 
Lord RanganAthA to the many bejewelled pavillions duirng His festival 
days , You let Him rest there so that His devotees can offer their 
homages and seek His blessings. You remain quiet on those occasions , 
while the auspicious sounds of the assembled devotees hailing " Jaya 
Sriman NaarAyaNa RangarAja " reach up to the sky. You stop Your 
movement and remain silent so that the devotees can raise their 
voices in praise of Your Lord. 

(2) When AzhwAr ( Paadhukais) generates mangaLa naadham through 
the recitation of his ThiruvAimozhi ( the naadham arising from 
the movement of Paadhukais ) , the assembly of BhakthAs enjoying
the beauty of Sri RanganAthan at His Uthsava mantapams are quiet .
When AzhwAr becomes silent ( when the sanchAram of the Paadhukais 
stop ) , then the BhakthAs start their eulogies of the Lord .

(3) The Paadhukais transport the Lord to the gem studded halls during 
the various uthsavams . The Lord takes His seat . The Paadhukais 
become silent now (laasyam vihAya kimapi sTithim aasrayanthi ) . 
The devotees   who were listening to the beautiful   naadham from 
Paadhukais until then  are enabled by the Paadhukais to come forth 
With beautiful eulogies of the Lord ( BhavathI  mounEna yEthath
Visvam mukharI karOthi)(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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