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Padhuka Sahasram-451
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 04:40:27 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

451. parimithaparibarham pAdhukE! sanchariShNoU
     thvayi vinihithapAdhE lIlayA ranganAThE
     niyamayathi vipanchIm nithyamEkAnthasEvI
     nishamayithumudhArAnnAradhasthE ninAdhAn

Oh Paaduka! When the Lord wears You and enjoys a private leisurely 
walk with a limited degree of paraphernalia, Sage Narada, given to a 
proximate worship, stops his Veena-playing to enjoy the more sweet 
and majestic melody that You generate.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 451

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : Here, Swamy Desikan states that  
the naadham generated by the PaadhukAs is superior to the naadham
arising out of the VeeNA of Sage Naaradhar. He says: " Oh PaadhukE !
Your Lord offers  His exclusive audience to sages like Naaradhar. On 
those occasions , He sends away His retinue and servants and moves 
around in novel and delightful steps . The extraordinary music 
generated by You from such exquisite movements of the Lord for the 
pleasure of Naaradhar makes latter stop the playing on his VeeNA and 
listen to You . Sage Naaradhar feasts His eyes on the Lord and fills 
his ears with Your incomparable music .

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam : The inner meaning is that the Deva 
Rishis like Naradhar celebrate AzhwAr Sookthis . As a mark of 
respect , Sage Naaradhar Stops playing His VeeNaa once he hears the 
sweet naadham arising from the Paddhukais as they transport the Lord 
during His sanchArams. in deference to the sacredness of Swamy 
NammAzhwAr's Sri Sookthis .

(3) Sage Naaradhar has the privelege of the yEkAntha sEvai of the 
Lord  (yEkAntha sEvee Naaradha : ) . The Lord carried by the dhivya 
Paadhukais Is moving about on His sanchAram and is listening to the 
sweet sounds genarated  by the Padhukais during its kaimkaryam . Sage 
Naaradhar Stops playing his veeNai out of his desire to enjoy the  
sweet sounds of the Paadhukais ( udhArAn thE ninAdAn nisamayithum 
vipanchIm niyamayithi) ..(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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