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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-580

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Jun 24 2002 - 03:54:25 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

580. janyasi padhAvani! thvam mukthAshONamaNishakranIlaruchA
     naKharuchisanthathiruchirAm nandhakanisthrimshasampadham shoUrE:

Oh Paaduka! The pearls, rubies and sapphires delineate the sword 
called Nandaka, by picturing respectively, the sharp lustrous edge, 
the hands and nails holding it and the total shape of the sword. You 
thus present a portrayal of the sword (that is an embodiment of Jnana 
and Tattva darshana).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 580:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan compares the PaadhukAs 
to Nandakam, the sword of the Lord in this slOkam. The combination of 
the colors of the pearls, sapphire and rubies blending with the 
brilliant white sheen of His finger nails make the black sword of the 
Lord look beautiful. All the colors of Your gems join with the 
extension of the sheen of the finger nails and reaches all the way to 
Nandakam held in Your Lord's  hand to create a beautiful sight. 

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! On You are enmeshed with 
rubies, pearls and sapphires. That reminds adiyEn of  Your Lord's 
hand holding the sword named Nandakam. His palm is reddish. His nails 
on the fingers are white. The sword is shining bluish-black in 
lustre. The combined effect is beautiful.

3) Oh PaadhukE! the combined lustre of pearl, rubies and sapphires on 
You surface is seen ( Thvam mukthA—sONAmaNi—sakraneelA ruchAvathi). 
That reminds adiyEn of the Lord's hand holding the famous sword 
Nandakam ( Nakha ruchira santhathi ruchirAm SourE: Nandaka--
nisthrimsa  sampadham janayasi)…(V.S).

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