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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-574

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Thu Jun 13 2002 - 03:53:07 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

574. viviDhamaNisumuthThaI: vyakthamApAdhayanthIm
     dhivasarajanisanDhyAyoUgapadhyam mayUKhaI:
     upaniShadhupagIthAm pAdhukE! rangiNasthvAm
     aGhatithaGhatanArhAm shakthimAlOchayAma:

Oh Paaduka! The variety of gems on You create a phantasy of day, 
night and twilight being present together, by virtue of the special 
power of the Lord described as Aghatita-ghatana sakti, sung of in the 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 574:

1) UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Swamy  Desikan offers his salutations 
to Sri RanganAtha Paadhukais and credit them as the manifestation of 
the power behind the Lord's ability to unite the normally 
irreconcilable   phenomena. One such example is provided by 
RanganAtha PaadhukAs is their ability to unite the day, the dawn, and 
the dusk and make them all appear at one place and time. Swamy 
Desikan observes: " Oh RanganAtha PaadhukE! You are the power saluted 
by the Upanishads as the One to bring together events and factors , 
which normally are opposed to each other by their specific 
characterestrics. With the multi-colored  hues rising simultaneously  
from Your many gems, You appear to mimick Your Lord in bringing  
together the day, the night, the dusk and the dawn at the same place 
and time ". 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! On You are enmeshed many 
gems such as the diamonds,  sapphire and rubies. The lustre of the 
diamonds remind one of broad daylight (pahal). The dark blue hue of 
the sapphires (Indraneelam ) suggests that it is night time. The red 
rubies remind one of the sandhyA kaalam. These three time slots of 
the days do not occur together. On You however  they are seen at the 
same place and time reminding adiyEn of the Upanishads' statement 
about agaDithagaDana sakthi of Your Lord. The inner meaning is that 
AchAryAL's are manifestations of the Lord's sakthi.   

3) Oh MaNi PaadhukE ! You are adorned with gems of many colors and 
their individual lustres ( Vividha MaNi samuTTai: mayUkhai: sahitha:) 
and suggest that the day, night and dawn are together at one place 
and one time ( dhivasa-rajani-sandhyA- yougapadhyam vyaktham ThvAm 
aapAdhayanthi ). We think that You are manifesting Your Lord's 
agadithagadanA sakthi celebrated by the Upanishads ( ThvAm Upanishad-
upagIthAm agaDithagaDanArham RangiNa: sakthim  aalOchayAma: )(V.S).

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