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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-547

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Apr 22 2002 - 03:56:30 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

547. AthanvathImasuramardhanapAdharakshE!
     shuDdhAnthapakshmaLadhrushAm madhanEndhrajAlam
     vaIharikIm viviDharathnamayUKhalakshAth 
     manyE sumadhvahasi mOhanapinChikAm thvam

Oh Paaduka! The multi-coloured  spectacle that You display from the 
various gems on You, appears to me as Your luring device, though 
employed sportively-with a mesmerizing peacock feather-to arouse the 
amorous desires in the damsels of the harem. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

SlOkam 547:

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

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The multicolored rays 
from your gems appear like a bunch of peacock feathers that You wear 
on Your head. The consorts of the Lord become intoxicated with their 
desire for Him through that beautiful appearance.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam:Oh PaadhukE ! There are many gems 
enmeshed on Your surface . They are radiating many-hued  beautiful  
rays. That  scene looks like the peacock feather bunch held by 
Manmathan " hand to enhance the love of MahALakshmI and the divine  
consorts through the magic (indra-jaalam ) of those abundant 
multihued lustre. The inner meaning is that the devotees of the 
Lord , who hear and comprehend clearly the subtle meanings of 
AzhwAr's paasurams will have no limit to their love for their Lord.

3) There are the antha:pura janams like the Lord's consorts 
(suddhAntha  pakshmala-dhrusAm ). There are the Paadhukais of the 
Lord radiating heir multisplendored  beams of colors  resembling the 
myriad colors of the peacock feathers. The movement of the Lord's 
Thiruvadi and the associated dynamics of the spreading of the hues 
from the gems appear like the playful act of magic by Manmathan to 
enhance the passion of the Lord's Devis for Him ( Vividha rathna 
mayUkhA lakshyAth  suddhAntha pakshmaLa dhrusAm Madana indrajAlam 
aathanvathIm vaihArikAm mOhana pinchikAm samudhvahasi)(V.S).   

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