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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-570

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Thu Jun 06 2002 - 03:50:51 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

570. viviDhamaNimayUKhaIrvyakthapakshAm vichithraI:
     jalaniDhidhuhithusthvAm vEdhmi lIlAchakOrIm
     anishamavikalAnAm pAdhukE! rangaBharthu:
     charaNanaKhamaNInAm chandhrikAmApibanthIm

Oh Paaduka! With the different coloured rays coming out from various 
gems, You appear like the Chakora bird, a pet of Mahalakshmi, which 
is eager to devour the full moon light (-appearance only!) resulting 
from the nails of the Lord's feet!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam  570:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan describes the PaadhukAs 
here as the ChakOrA birds drinking the Moon rays arising from the 
Lord's foot nails.  The mythical ChakOrA birds consume only the rays 
of the Moon as their nourishing food. The nails of the Lord's sacred  
feet resemble Moon's rays in their coolness , whiteness and 
nourishing capabilities. He  says: " Oh PaadhukE ! The various 
colored rays emanating from the gems adoring You take the form of the 
winged  chakOrA birds and drink the moon rays from the nails of the 
blemishless Lord, RanganAtha. The ChakOra birds consume these divine 
rays of Moon, who is none other than the brother of Sri Devi, who 
arose from the milky ocean like Her, when Her Lord churned the milky 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! when I look at You , I 
am reminded of the pet ChakOra pakshi belonging to MahA Lakshmi. On 
You, I see white pearls, red rubies and black onyx. Their combined 
lustre reminds me further of the winged chakOra bird. You consume the 
rays of Moon emanating from the toe nails of Your Lord as the ChakOra 
Pakshi does. The inner meaning is that AzhwArs and AchAryAs enjoy the 
Lord always and are rich in their Jn~Anam and anushtAnams, while 
being the objects of enduring affection of MahA lakshmi .  

3) Paadhukais is resplendent with many kinds of colored  gems  that 
reminds us of the  wings of a  colorful bird in flight ( ThvAm 
vichithrai: vividha  MaNi mayUkhai: vyaktha PakshAm ChakOrim vEdhmi). 
You also looks like the pet bird that  Maha Lakshmi has for Her 
sports ( Jalanidhi duhithu: leelA ChakOrIm vEdhmi). You stay under 
the sacred feet of the Lord of Srirangam and drink without let ( 
anisam aapiBanthIm ) the radiance of the rays  of Moon (ChandrikAm) 
emanating from Your Lord's toe nails as the only food  that is 
consumed by the  ChakOra Pakshi  ( avikalAnAm Rangabharthu: charaNa 
nakha maNInAm chandrikAm AapiBanthIm ThvAM  Vedhmi).(V.S).


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