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Padhuka Sahasram-455
Date: Wed Oct 17 2001 - 04:15:36 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

455. rahithaBhujagathalpE thvathsanAThE prajAnAm
     prathiBhayashamanAya prasThithE ranganAThE
     praThamudhayamAna: pAdhukE! thUryaGhOShAth
     prathiphalathi ninAdha: pAnchajanyE thvadhIya:

Oh Paaduka! As the Lord leaves His Adisesha couch on a mission of 
removing the devotees' fear (that is, their foe), the Sankhanada is 
the first heralding sound (followed by drums and trumpets), which is 
merely the echo as it were of Your Nada. 

(Sankha is Pranava-shaped and its resounding tune is Pranava; no 
wonder it is the echo the Veda nada of the Paaduka).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! When RanganAtha
leaves His bed of Aadhi SeshA and travels with You to protect His
devotees , Your Naadham arrives first. The sounds of other musical
instruments are heard next. RanganAthA's conch (Paanchajanyam)
follows and amplifies Your Naadham first and of the other
instruments next in that order.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The Lord leaves
His comfortable bed of AdhisEsahn , adorns His Paadhukai
to comfort His distressed devotees . The Lord descends down
the Western steps of His aasthAnam and turns north with
the sound of sweet naadham of the Paadhukais.The mangaLa
Vaadhyams start next and echo the Naadham geenrated by
the Paadhukais.

(3) Lord RanganAthan leaves His bed of AadhisEshan
and travels with His paadhukAs to remove the fear of
His BhakthAs ( RanganAtha: Bhujaga talpam (thyakthvA)
prajAnAm prathi-bhaya samanAya prasTithE sathi). At that
time, the sweet Naadham of the Paadhukais arise first
( TvadhIya ninAdha: PraTamam udhayamAna:). The sounds
of the MangaLa Vaadhyams (ThUrya GhOsha:)arise as
the echo ( prathiphalathi) of the sweet Naadham
generated by the PaadhukA Naadham..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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