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Padhuka Sahasram-457
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 04:07:04 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

457. dhanuthanayanihanthurjaIthrayAthrAnukUlE
     sharadhupagamakAlE sahyajAmApathanthi
     shruthimaDhuramudhAram shikshithum thE ninAdham
     parihruthanijavAsA: pAdhukE! rAjahamsAm

Oh Paaduka! The autumn suitable for the Lord's victory march has set 
in. The royal swans migrate to the Kaveri-bed, leaving their own 
homes, in order to learn from You the secret of the sweetness and 
majesty of sound that You alone generate.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : Here , Swamy Desikan points out
that the PaadhukAs have many sishyAs  like eminent sages. He says:
" Oh PaadhukE! When RanganAthA starts on His journey in the autumn
season to destroy the enemies of the DevAs , He travels on Your
back. The Naadham raised by the gems inside You attract many king
swans residing in the Lake Maanasa saras.They leave their traditional
home and flock to Your side to recieve instructions from You on
VedAnthA dealing with the glory of the lotus feet of Your Lord.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan visualizes
the arrival of the King Swans from their traditional homes in
Lake ManasarOvar in HimAlayAs and arrive at the sand banks
of CauvEri river to learn about and practise the deep doctrines
embedded in ThiruvAimozhi by listening to Your dhivya Naadham
at Srirangam.

(3) The time is Sarath Kaalam (autumn), which is a Saathvika
Kaalam unlike the VarshA Kaalam ( Rainy season that preceded
it). The Lord adorns His Paadhukais and leaves His aasthAnam
to destroy the evil forces (Dhanu Tanaya nihanthu: jaithra
YaathrA).You generate the sweet Vedic sounds as You transport
Your Lord ( Sruthi madhuram udhAram tE ninAdham) on that
Vijaya YaathrA.The raaja hmasams (the great sanyAsis/AchAryAs)
leave their wonted abodes and travel to Srirangam to be
near You to learn the maessage from those sacred Naadham
of Yours..(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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