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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-549

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Tue Apr 30 2002 - 03:49:48 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

549. gAruthmathAntharithamoUkthikapankthilakshyAth 
     dhUrvAmaDhUkarachitham dhurithOpashAnthyaI
     mAtha:! svayam vahasi mugDhaDhiyAm prajAnAm
     mangaLyamAlyamiva mAdhavapAdhukE! thvam

Oh Mother Madhava-Paaduka! Emeralds and pearls are alternately placed 
in Your surface. It looks as though You, as mother, chose to wear the 
prescribed Aruham-grass-Madhukara-flower garland on Yourself on 
behalf of Your misguided children for their expiatory ritual.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 549:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Mother PaadhukE! You are
radiating green rays from Your emeralds and white rays from Your 
pearls. Their regular intermingling looks like  a garland made of 
green flowers and white grass. You appear to be wearing that garland 
to bring auspiciousness to Your children". Mothers wear garlands made 
of green grass and Iluppai flowers (white) to ward off any amangaLams 
that might come in the way of their children.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: In svayamvarams of a Raaja KumAri , 
the princess holds in her hand a garland made of aruham pul  and 
Iluppai flower. She picks one of the assembled princes as her husband 
and places the garland that she holds in her hand. Oh PaadhukE ! You 
seem to be holding in Your hands the garland of white and green to 
help the bhAgyasaali  choose the Lord as the husband. 

3) Oh Maadhava PaadhukE ! You are decorated by rows of green gems
and white pearls ( gaaruthmatha antharitha moukthika pankai: ). That 
looks like a vyAjam for the removal of the sins of ignorant janams ( 
mugdha-dhiyAm prajAnaam dhurithOpasAnthyai lakshyAth) and to bring 
them closer to Your Lord. The intermingling of the green rays from 
Maragathams and the white rays from the pearls  looks like a garland 
made up of green aruham grass and white Iluppai flower  for use in 
the vivAham of the jeevans with their Lord ( DhUrvA madhUka rachitham 
MangaLya-maalyAm svayam vahaseeva)(V.S). 

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