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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-540

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Apr 08 2002 - 03:48:42 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

540. avaImi rangEshvarapAdhukABhyAmakAlakAlyam viBhavam viDhAthum
     vajrEndhranIlavyapadhEshadhrushyam bandhIkrutham 

The Paadukas of Lord Ranganatha have imprisoned Day and Night in the 
form of diamond and sapphire in order to suggest to us that the 
rewards of Aishwarya and the like that the Paadukas would confer on 
one surrendered, are unlimited by time!

Time is measured by night-day duration. Time becomes unreckoned, when 
Ahoratra (day-night) has been imprisoned.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 540:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: This is one of the rare verses, where 
The PaadhukAs are not addressed directly. Diamonds refers to the days 
and sapphires  to the nights. Swamy Desikan says: " RanganAthA's 
PaadhukAs resembling diamonds and sapphires help in the Lord's 
performance of His play at SrIrangam both during the day and night 
times. It looks as though the Paadhukais are imprisoned in the Lord's 
feet for that purpose.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! You have diamonds and 
blue sapphire gems . That reminds me of days and nights. The inner 
meaning is that Swamy NammazhwAr has imprisoned the day and night to 
grant mOksham to the jeevans. When one takes refuge in SadAchAryAs , 
both PuNyam and Paapam leaves one and Moksham  comes within easy 
reach .

3) The eternal wealth beyond the power of time ( akAlakAlyam
Vibhavam ) is Moksha sampath ( wealth of deliverance from the cycles
of births and deaths). The enmeshing of the white diamond and the 
dark Indra neelam reminds one of the jailing of the days and nights 
(PuNyam and paapam ) to grant one Moksham ( Vajra –Indra neeal 
vyapadesa Dhrsyam ahasthriyAmam bandhIkrutham  noonam )…(V.S).

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