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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-542

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Fri Apr 12 2002 - 03:51:49 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

542. mukthAmayUKhaprakaraI: suBhadhrA
     kruShNA mahEndhrOpalarashmijAlaI:
     manyA murArErmaNipAdhukE! thvam 
     vihArayukthA vijayam vruNOShi

Oh Manipaaduka! You stroll around in sport every-where and secure 
victory for the Lord. Appropriately You are Subhadra (beautiful) by 
reason of the white pearls and their radiance; and Krishna (Draupadi) 
(of dark dalliance) by reason of the sapphire gems. Being so, You are 
naturally like Arjuna that is vijaya (victory). 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 542:

1) UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan uses the double 
meaning of the words "Subadraa and  KrishNaa. Subadraa and KrishNaa
(Droupadhi) are the two wives of ArjunA . SubadrA also means one , 
who is very auspicious. KrishNaa means one , who is dark. It is well 
known that ArjunA was the dear friend of Lord KrishNaa and they were 
happy together during campaigns of exploration and adventure.  Swamy 
Desikan  compares one PaadhukA to Subadraa and the other to 
Droupadhi. Lord's travel on both of them are like ArjunA's sweet 
company. Swamy Desikan says: " Oh MaNi PaadhukE! With the white 
auspicious lustre of Your pearls (Subadraa) and the dark blue lustre 
of Your sapphires (KrishNaa) , You become fit for the sports of Your 
Lord with Arjunaa.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam:Subadhra and Droupadhi  are the two 
wives of Arjuna, the dearest friend and sishyA of the Lord . The 
inner meaning is that the two Paadhukais are joyously married to the 
Lord and  are serving His sacred ThiruvadikaL. 

3) The dark blue (Indraneelam ) gem stones and the whilte hued 
pearls  on the Paadhukais compared to   the two wives of ArjunA . 
Dhroupadhi is the dark hued wife and SubhadhrA is the fair 
complexioned one. Droupadhi is saluted as " mahEndrOpala rasmi 
jaalai: KrishNA ". SubhadhrA is acknowledged with respect as " MukthA 
MayUkha prakarai: SubadhrA). The two are celebrated by the Lord ( 
MurArE: MaanyA Thvam ) and sport with Him and bring victory
to Him ( MaanyA Thvam vihAra YukthA , vijayam vruNOshi)(V.S).

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