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Padhuka Sahasram-460
Date: Thu Oct 25 2001 - 04:27:58 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

460. gurujananiyatham thadh gOpikAnAm sahasram
     dhinakarathanayAyA: saIkathE dhivyagopa:
     sthava Khalu padharakshE! thAdhrushaIrmanjunAdhaI:

Oh Paaduka! It was by Your sweet Nada, though combined with His own 
flute too, that the Divine Protector in the form of a cowherd, easliy 
seduced a thousand gopa damsels away from their parental control, on 
the sand dunes of the Yamuna river!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1)Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here , Swamy Desikan
explains that it was the PaadhukA Naadham blended with
KrishNA's VeNu GhAnam that captivated the hearts of Gopis
on the sand banks of YamunA river. It was not the VeNu GhAnam
alone that won over the Gopis' hearts.Swamy Desikan says:
" Oh PaadhukE! Krishna, the cowherd played on His flute
and thousands of Gopis followed Him to the sand banks of
Yamuna river even when they were instructed by their fathers
and brothers not to do so.It is the Naadham arising from You
that intoxicated the Gopis and made them follow the VeNu Naadham.
Your Naadham entered the flute and emerged as the music generated
by Your Lord to attract the Gopis effortlessly.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Until the age of
Seven,Lord was at the dhivya dEsam of ThiruvAipAdi during His
KrishNAvathAram. He played the divine flute, while
traveling to the sand dunes of YamunA river on Your back .
The Gopis flocked to His side attracted by His Dhivya GhAnam
and Your Madhura Naadham.

(3) The Gopis were overpowered by the combination of
the Madhura Naadhams of the flute of the Lord and those
generated by the Paadhukais , which transport Him to
the banks of YamunA river. The Gopis cast aside the objections
of the eleders and travelled to be with Your Lord.They
came by the thousands to enjoy these two madhura naadhams.
The elders wanted to control the young Gopis so that
they will stay home ( Guru jana niyatham tath gOpikAnAm).
The Dhivya Gopan ( Lord KrishNan , the divine cowherd) was
at the banks of the YamunA river ( Dhivya Gopa: Dinakara
TanayAyA: saikathE ) playing His divine flute.The nectarine
Naadham was mingling with the delectable naadham generated
by the Paadhukais as He kept TaaLam ( VamsanAdha anuyAthai:
Tava Manju Naadhai:) . What was the result? The Gopis
were effortlessly overcome with a sense of bliss listening to
the two Naadhams enriching each other ( Manju Naadhai:
ayathnAth Dhivya Gopa: vasam anayath)..(V.S).

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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