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Padhuka Sahasram-452

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Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 04:14:28 PDT

Sri:

SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

452. viharathi vishiKhAyAm ranganAThE salilam
     gamanavashavilOlaIgarBharathnaI: kvaNanthyA:
     maNivalayaninAdhaIrmanjuLaIsthE dhishanthi
     prathivachanamudhAram pAdhukE! poUranArya:

Oh Paaduka! As the Lord walks sportively through the streets, the 
ladies with their gem-studded bangles, respond to You with a pleasing 
sound. These sounds are perhaps their response to Your melody, in an 
equally sweet and majestic tone, (to say "we are coming!"), in reply 
to Your invitation, "Come on, worship the Lord!"

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1)Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan compares
the Naadham raised by the PaadhukAs to those raised by the bangles
of the ladies of Srirangam and explains their connections. When
the ladies hear the Naadham of the Paadhukais , they rush out of
their houses. At that time , their bangles with precious stones
collide with one another and generate a nadham , which appears
like the response of the ladies to PaadhukA Naadham. Swamy says:
" Oh PaadhukE! When Lord RanganAthA moves in his unique manner
around the streets of Srirangam on Your back, the gems inside
Your toehold collide against one another and raise a sweet sound.
The ladies of the City greet that Naadham announcing Your arrival
with their own nadham generated by the collision of their bangles
as they rush out of their houses to greet You and Your Lord.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The ladies of Srirangam have
gem-studded bangles on their wrists . When Your Lord travels
on their streets ,they rush to hear the Naadham generated by
Your sanchAram and respond to that Naadham with the sounds
generated by the collision of the bangles on their wrists.

(3)Oh PaadhukE! Lord comes playfully and struts out on the streets
of Srirangam on top of the Paadhukais(VisikhAyAm saleelam
viharathi). Your movements under the control of the various
steps that Your Lord takes ( gamana Vasa:). The gems inside Your
toeholds move and collide with each other and makes a melodious
naadham ( Gamana vasa vilOlai: Garbha rathnai: kvaNanthyA:
tE manjuLai: ninAdhai:). The answer (prathivachanam)
for that sweet naadham comes from the bangles of the ladies of
Srirangam ( ManjuLai: maNivaLaya ninAdhai: prathivachanam
disanthi) as they rush from the interior of the houses to
the front to offer their worship to You and Your Lord...(V.S).





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