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Padhuka Sahasram-458
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 04:17:26 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

458. viharaNasamayEShu prathyaham rangaBharthu:
     charaNanaKhamayUKhaI: sOttharIyA vishuDdhaI:
     pariNamayasi nAdha pAdhukE! garBharathnaI:
     dhamayithumiva shiShyAn dhIrGhakArAjahamsAn

Oh Paaduka! During the wanon wandering of the Lord every day to the 
gardens, You appear to wear an upper garment (slantingly in the left 
shoulder) of the white halo emitted by the nails of the Lord's Feet; 
impart instruction to the royal swans and tender strict advice- all 
with the sounds the inlaid gems produce. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1)Oh PaadhukE! During Your daily travels with RanganAthA
in the flower gardens , You are wearing the dazzling white
effulgence of His toe nails on the upper portion of Your
body. That effulgence appears like the white upper garment
worn by the AchAryAs , when they give instructions on
VedAs and VedAnthA. Your disciples, the King Swans residing
in the lakes of the flower gardens recieve Your lessons
conveyed through Your Naadham raised by the gems inside You.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The Lord's nails on His toes
have a divine lustre that is reflected by the Paadhukais .
That makes the Paadhukais look like a strict AchAryan
wearing a white upper garment(uttharIyam)  instructing
and correcting his sishyans (the Raaja Hamsams) that have
assembled before him . Allusion is to Swamy NammAzhvAr's
strict upadEsams to us not to committ apachArams .

(3) The comparison of the Paadhukai resplendent with
the effulgence of the Lord's white nails to an AchAryan
wearing white upper garment is evocative ( Rangabharthu:
Visuddhai: charaNa nakha mayUkai: sOttharIyA ). What does that
stern looking AchAryA do ? He corrects the mistakes and
the misunderstandings of His sishyans (SishyAn dhIrgikA
RaajahamsAn damayithum iva). The sound of the Naadham
emanating from the gems inside the toe holds create
that impression( SishyAN raaja hamsAn garbha rathnai:
Naadham pariNamayathi)..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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