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Padhuka Sahasram-446
Date: Tue Oct 02 2001 - 04:35:09 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

446. vismApithEva BhavathI maNipAdharakshE!
     vaIrOchanErvitharaNEna thaThAviDhEna
     ethAvathAlamathi dhEvi! gruhIthapAdhA
     nATham thrivikramamavArayathEva nAdhaI:

Oh Manipaaduka Devi! When You were struck by surprise that unique 
elsewhere-unknown, level of generosity displayed by Mahabali (son of 
Virochana), You evidently clasped the Feet of Trivikrama, and pleaded 
with Him, "Sire, Enough is enough. Do not tease Him more". (Your 
melody had the effect.)

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 446

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukA Devi ! MahA Bali 
tormented the DevAs and demonstrated his propensities for evil deeds.
Inspite of that , he gave away his kingdom liberally to the Lord , 
even when He was warned about the folly of such an act . It was clear 
that he did not place much emphasis on his powers or wealth . This 
was indeed a most commendable behavior on the part of the asuraa 
king , MahA Bali. At the time of Your Lord's transformation into 
Thrivikrama Roopam , You held fast to Your Lord's feet and begged Him 
through Your sweet sounds not to harm MahA Bali. Your Lord seems to 
have listened to Your compassionate appeal and contented Himself with 
the mere placing of His sacred feet on MahA Bali's head.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anuibhavam: This Paasuram relates to Swamy
NammAzhwAr's ThiruvAimozhi Paasura passage dealing with MahA Bali:
" Maavali moovadi thaa yenRa KaLvanE ". 

(3) MahA Bali's capacity to give dhAnam amazes the Paadhukai   ( 
VairOchanE: vitharaNaEna vismApithEva). When the Lord transforms from 
the dwarf ( Vaamana) form to the gigantic ThrivikramA  form , the 
Paadhukais hold on firmly to the feet of the Lord ( Thrivikramam 
NaaTam gruhItha paadhA ) and asks Him through its sweet sounds to 
spare MahA Bali from  additional punishments  ( Naadhai:   yEthAvathA 
alam ithi avArayathEva )(V.S) 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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