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Padhuka Sahasram-450
Date: Wed Oct 10 2001 - 06:53:38 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

450. AdhoU sahasramithi yathsahasA mayOktham
     thuShtUShathA niravaDhim mahimArNavam thE
     AmrEdyasyaTha kimEthadhamruShyamANA
     manjusvanEna maDhujinmaNipAdhukE! thvam

Or, do You, on hearing me make an abrupt and unthinking announcement 
about a decision to compose a thousan verses in praise of the vast 
ocean of Your greatness, feel that my claim was ambitious, that You 
could not bear it, and so ask me curiously, "Did You say a 
thousand?", using Your sweet melodious Nada?

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan points out here 
that the paadhukAs welcome his efforts to compose the thousand verses 
and augment them many fold with its own sweet naadham. He says: " Oh 
MadhusUdhana PadhukE ! You have indeed expanded my efforts to praise 
Your limitless glories with a mere thousand verses. You have blended 
Your sweet sounds with my verses and have multiplied them into many 
thousands. It is also Your intent , it seems to make my one thousand 
verses into many thousands through the elaborate annotations and 
references that You have added through the insertion of Your sweet 

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE ! One of the Sri 
VaishNavAs Challenged me to compose 1,000 slOkams . adiyEn chose to 
compose thousand Verses on You.  The challenger elected to compose 
thousand verses on Your Lord's Thiruvadi . adiyEn should not have 
said that I will compose a thousand Since Your glories can not be 
contained by a mere thousand . You are helping Me amplify them with 
your sweet sounds.

(3) Oh paadhukE ! at the beginning of this contest (aadhou) , I was 
desirous of praising Your limitless glories (  niravadhim thE mahima 
arNavam thushtUshathA mayaa). I said quickly that I will compose 
thousand verses( sahasA sahasramithi yath uktham ). You could not 
brook this rash pledge and decided then to assist me to multiply the 
eulogies (V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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