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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-568

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Tue Jun 04 2002 - 04:15:46 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

568. marathakaharithAngI mEdhurA padhmarAgaI:
     kalayasi padharakshE! kriShNamEGhaprachArAth
     kanakasaridhanUpE shAdhvalam sEndhrakOpam

Oh Paaduka! The green emeralds with interspersing red gems, with 
water-drop-like pearls all around, with the cloud-hued Lord above, 
create in my mind an imagery of green fields on the sides of the 
Kaveri where silkworms abound in the rainy season. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 568

1) UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Swamy  Desikan refers here to the 
miracle performed by the Paadhukais on the bank of Cauveri river with 
the help of its Lord, KrishNa. Swamy  Desikan sees a meadow of 
healthy green grass on the river bank and sees dew drops on the grass 
as well as the red-colored insects known as IndragOpam, which make 
their appearance during the rainy seasons. Swamy Desikan says : " Oh 
PadhukE! You took the form of the fertile grass on the banks of
Cauveri  through the spreading of the green rays from Your emeralds. 
Your rubies gave the contrast to the green color of the emeralds ( 
grass) through their red lustre by spreading as silky-red IndragOpa 
insects (Pattu Poocchi). Your pearls became the glistening white dew 
drops resting on the blades of green grass. Your Lord, who is of dark 
hue (ShyAma KrishNan ) showered His rain of compassion as rainy 
clouds to nourish the grass ". Swamy Desikan's imagination as a poet  
is unmatched. The green emeralds, the red rubies, the white pearls 
and the bluish-hued Thiruvadi  of the Lord are respectively compared 
to the green grass, the red IndragOpams , the dew drops and the rainy 
cloud respectively.

2) Srimath Andava's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your Lord steps out on 
You. Your surface is enmeshed with Emerald, Rubies and Pearls. Their 
combined lustre reminds  me of the water drops on the green ground 
with  red IndragOpa insects . 

3) Swamy Desikan visualizes the MaNi Paadha rakshai studded with a 
rich set of  emeralds, pearls and rubies. The Paadhukais have the 
green body of emerald ( marataka haritha angi). The Paadhukais are 
stout with red rubies (padhmarAgai : mEdhurA ). The pearls on 
Paadhukais look like water droplets shining on the blades of grass ( 
Thvam abhinava jala bhidhu vyaktha mukthA-phala SrI ). The assembly 
of emerald, rubies and pearls reminded Swamy Desikan of the wet green 
banks of Cauvery populated with assembly of Pattu Poocchis
(IndhragOpams) One of the ThirumAlirumchOlai paasurams has the 
comparison of the red hued IndragOpams on green grass of Pattu 
poocchi resting on the green grass on the slopes of 
ThirumAlirumchOlai during the rainy season .(V.S)  

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