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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-543

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Apr 15 2002 - 04:04:34 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

543. vichithravarNAm maNipAdhukE! thvAm ChandhOmayIm 
sAmanibhaDdhagItham munIndhrajuShtAm dhvipadhAm murArE: prathyAyikAm 
kAnchidrucham prathIma:

Oh Manipaaduka! You resemble the Rik* in helping the envisioning of 
the Lord, in possessing different colours (syllables), having a free 
movement (a particular chandas or metre), facing a peaceful and 
pacifying appeal from the surrendered (being sung in Sama mould) and 
being worshipped (envisioned) by great sages.

*The Rik is one like "brahmaNyO dhevakIputrO brahmaNyO maDhusUdhanOm"

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

Special Notes by V.SatakOpan:

SlOkam 543:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! You divide into two parts 
and thereby provide support for the right and left foot of Your Lord. 
You are like a Veda manthram in this respect, which has also many 
similarities to You. Both of You have independent movements ; both of 
You are objects of meditation by sages ; both of You bring the Lord 
forward; both of You have two feet. (PaadhukAs divide into the right 
and left foot; the Veda manthrams  typically divides into two 
paadhams). Because of these similarities , Oh PaadhukE! I consider 
You as a Veda manthram singing the glories of the  Lord.

2) Oh PaadhukE! You have multi-hued gems on You ( Vichithra VarNAm ) 
and You travel according to the wish of Your Lord ( ChandhOmayeem ) . 
In the matters of the utterance of auspicious messages , You are like 
Saama ghAnam ( Saama nibhaddha  gItheem ). You are worshipped by 
Jn~Anis as an exalted One serving the Lord ( MunIndhra JushtAm) . You 
are in the form of two Paadhukais (DhvipadhAm) to protect the two 
feet of the Lord . 

The alternate meaning is: We consider You , who brings the Lord to us
as Rg Veda Manthrams( MurArE: prathyAyikAm ThvAm kAnchith rucham 
prathIma: ). You are multihued (i-e) with many meters/chandas( 
Vichithra-VarNAm ThvAm chandOmayeem prathIma: ).  We reognize You as 
defined by the svarams of Saama vEdam ( Saama nibhaddha gIthIm 
ThvAm ). We further salute You as discovered by manthra dhrushtAs 
like Vasishtar and other Vedic rishis ( MunIndhra jushtAm) and of two 
paadhams (DhvipadhAm) (V.S).

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