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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-571

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Fri Jun 07 2002 - 03:53:03 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

571. charaNakamalasEvAsanginAm rangaBharthu:
     vinayagarimaBhAjAm varjithAirAthapathraI:
     punarapi padharakshE! puShyasi thvam surANAm
     bahuviDhamaNikAnthyA barhipinChAthapathram

Oh Paaduka! The Devas come in their earnest interest to serve the 
Lord's Feet and remove the umbrella honour out of humility before 
You. But what You do is to present them an umbrella of peacock 
feather, so to say, out of the multi-coloured spectrum emitted by the 
variety of gems. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 571:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan describes the 
PaadhukAs' rays providing the protection in the form of a mulit-
colored umbrella for  the heads of the prostrating DevAs  by virtue 
of its multi-colored rays from their many colored gems on their 
surfaces. Swamy Desikan says: " Oh PadhukE! Devas come out from the 
shades of their own umbrellas, which are signs of their royalty and 
bow before You with humility. You bless them with the coverage by a 
new umbrella made up of the dense cluster of Your multi-colored rays 
associated with the many gems decorating You. This new umbrella 
appears to be made of many peacock feathers known for their dazzling 
colors. You protect the Devas from their afflictions this way ". 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:Oh PaadhukE! DevAs arrive with great 
respect and humility without their insignia umbrellas over their 
heads to prostrate before Sri RanganAthan. At that time, You are 
placed on their bent heads and the lustres from many of Your gems  
give the impression as though a beautiful umbrella made up of peacock 
feathers is placed over their heads. The inner meaning is that 
AchArya anugraham confers special honors on  BhakthAs, who arrive at 
PerumAL and AchArya Sannidhis without expecting any special honors. 

3) The dEvAs have three things in common: (a) They have a great 
desire to worship the lotus soft, sacred feet of the Lord ( CharaNa-
Kamala-sEvA-Sanghina: ) (b) they are full of humility before the Lord 
( vinaya-garima-bhAjAm) and (c) without royal umbrellas to mark their 
status ( vijithai: aathapathrai : ).  Oh PaadhukE ! For DevAs in such 
a state of  humility appropriate for the occasion, You create a multi-
colored peacock feather umbrella from the multi-splendored gems 
enmeshed on You( Thvam punarapi bahuvidha maNi kaanthyA  barhi-
pinchAtha-pathram pushyasi)(V.S)

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