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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-579

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Fri Jun 21 2002 - 03:52:09 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

579. sadhOtthungE rangakshithiramaNapAdhapraNayini!
     thvadhAlOkE thatthanmaNikiraNasamBhOdhakaluShE
     prathisrOthOvrutthyA praThiruchiBhEdham na sahathE
     navAmBha:svAcChandhyam namadhamarakOtiramakara:

Oh Paaduka ever lovingly clinging to Lord Ranganatha's Feet! While at 
a high pedestal and radiating different rays from different gems, 
causing a chaotic confluence, You are worshipped by the Devas; the 
fishes in their crowns look like being unable to swim against the 
speedy flow of floods of light even as fish would find in a new river 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 579:

1) Utthamur Swamy's anubhavam: The different kinds of Your gems 
mingle and flow like a powerful flood  in  a river. In that flood of 
effulgence, the rays from the gems of the crowns of the Devas bowing 
before You are rendered powerless like a fish upstream in a mighty 
flood of water. 

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! on You are encrusted  
many multi-hued gems. When one looks at their combined lustre, it 
appears like a mighty and fast moving flood in  a river. The dEvAs 
arrive to worship the Lord's Paadhukais. Their crowns have fish-like 
ornaments encrusted with multicolored gems. When that lustre from the 
crowns of dEvAs  fall on the Paadhukais, it appears like the swift 
flood, where the fish swim upstream.  

3) The devAs are bowing before the PaadhukAs (namatha amara : ). On 
their crowns are the  fish like ornaments made up of multi-colored 
gems(amara kODira makara : ). The lustre from those special kind of 
fish (makara:) fall on the rows of gems on the Paadhukais.  That 
admixture is like a muddy flood in which the makarams are swimming 
upstream (Tatthatthan maNi kiraNa sambhEda kalushE  Thvath aalOkE 
prathi—srOthA--vrutthyA iva)….(V.S). 

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