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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-583

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 03:49:18 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

583. padhapallavasangiBhi: pradhIpthaI:
     aDhikOllAsiBhiramba! padhmarAgaI:
     analE shayanam kvachinmurArE:
     avisamvAdhayasIva pAdhukE! thvam

Oh Mother Paaduka! The effulgence from the ruby stones is already on 
the extreme; added to it, is the halo of the tender fingers of the 
Lord's foot. It then looks as if the Lord stands in a reddish flame. 
You perhaps affirm that it is beyond dispute that the Lord once lay 
in Fire (and created Siva)*.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 583:

1)UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Oh Mother PaadhukE! Your PadhmarAga 
gems are associated with the tender feet of Your Lord. There, they 
shine with such a brilliance that His whole body seems to become 
invisible in that red effulgence. It seems that You provide evidence 
to the Aagamaa statement that Your Lord lies amidst the red flames of 
fire. (Swamy desikan refers here to the PaancharAthrA Aagamic 
statement that VishNu lies in the middle of fire to create Rudra. 
Swamy desikan also uses the word, "adhikam " with its double
meaning in mind. This word can mean either excessive or above the head
(adhi+kam ). By the latter meaning, Swamy hints that the flame-like 
brilliance of the padhmarAgaa gems on the Paadhukais reach out and 
obscure as it were the head of the Lord standing on the Paadhukais.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your PadhmarAga gems are 
shining with a brilliant red hue. Your Lord's sole of the feet are 
also tender red in color. When these red hues  unite, it is like a  
shining red flame in the middle of which the Lord is resting as 
stated in the PaancharAthra AagamAs.

3. Lord's soft feet are red like the tender shoots of creepers ( 
padha pallavam ). The ruby gems on You are resplendent in their red 
color and unite with the Lord's soft-red feet(Thvam Padha pallava 
sanghibhi: pradhIpthai: adhikOllasibhi: PadhmarAgai: ). That 
combination of red colors seem to testify to the truth of
Aagamic statement that the Lord rested amidst flames to create Rudran 
( PadhmarAgai: MurArE: kvachith analE sayanam avisamvAdhayasi)(V.S).

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