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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-572

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 03:58:03 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

572. marathakaruchipathrA moUkthikasmErapuShpA
     sPhutakisalayashOBhABhAsuraI: padhmarAgaI:
     PhalamaKhilamudhArA ranganAThasya pAdhE
     kalayasi BhavathI na: kalpavallIva kAchith

You are the Kalpaka creeper, granting to the devotee, all that he 
asks for, standing below the Lord's Feet; to You, the green gems with 
their halo turn out to be the green leaves, the pearls the flowers 
and the lustrous red gems become tender sprouts!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 572:

1) UthtamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan compares the Paadhukais 
in this verse to  the incomparable boon-yielding Kalpaka  creeper. 
Swamy Desikan says: " Oh PaadhukE! With Your green rays from  emerald 
becoming the green leaves, Your white rays from the pearls  serving 
as the white flowers and with the red rays of the rubies standing in 
for the tender red shoots, You remind us of an incomparable Kalpaka 
creeper found in the garden of Indra, the king of Devas".  

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! You  stay at  the 
Thiuvadi of Your Lord ; You are like the Kalpaka tree at His sacred 
feet granting us all desired boons. The inner meaning is that there 
is no deficiency for the one, who has taken refuge at the holy  feet 
of a SadAchAryan.

3) The sObhai of the three gems – emerlads, pearls and rubies—are 
compared to the green leaves  ( Marataga ruchi pathrA ) white flowers 
( Moukthika smEra pushpA ) and the red tender shoots ( Bhaasurai: 
PadhmarAgai: sphuDa  kisalaya sObhA) of a Kalpaka tree...(V.S)

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