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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-546

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Thu Apr 18 2002 - 03:49:15 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

546. samBhidhyamAnamaNividhrumamoUkthikashrI:
     saIranDhrikEva BhavathI manIpAdharakshE!
     prasthOuthi ranganrupathEscharaNAravindhE

Oh Manipaaduka! The rays from the sapphire, coral and pearl mix on 
Your surface. (The colours are blue, red, and white). It looks as 
though You assume the role of a lady attendant on the Feet of the 
Lord, now ready with cosmetic fluids, namely, of musk, saffron, and 
sandal, respectively, to serve the Lotus Feet of the Lord. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

1) UthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan compares the 
lustre  of sapphire, coral and pearls to the colors of musk , saffron 
and sandalwood paste. Swamy Desikan says: " Oh PaadhukE! By the union 
of the lustres of sapphire , coral and pearl , You appear like a lady 
servant at Lord's feet , who applies the mixture of musk perfume 
(KasthUri) , Kumkumam and sandal paste to His feet to enhance their 
beauty and fragrance . 

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that Swamy 
NammAzhwAr's  paasurams are eteranl and beautiful alankArams for
the Lord's ThiruvadikaL. 

3) The radiant  glow of Indra Neelam (sapphire) , Coral (Pavazham ) 
and Pearls are combined  and are faaling on the Thiruvadi of the Lord 
( SambhidhyamAna maNi-vidhruma-moukthika SrI: BhavathI ). You are 
like a maid engaged in beautifying the Lord's Thiruvadi 
(SairandhrikEva BhavathI). The Lord's feet are soft like lotus petals 
(RanganrupathE; CharaNAravindhE ) and You seem to be engaged in dark 
bluish KasthUri , red Kumkumam and off-white santhanam ( KasthUrikA 
gusruNa chandana panka charchAm prasthouthi)(V.S)

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