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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-529

From: mani2 (
Date: Tue Mar 12 2002 - 10:58:54 PST

[ From Sri Murali Rangaswamy ] 


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

529. mahArGhaIrAshliShtAm maNiBhiravaDhUthadhyumaNiBhi:
     kaThanchith kshEtrajnaIraDhigathapadhAmamba! BhavathIm
     mukundhEna thrAthum padhakamalamUlE vinihithAm
     nirAbhADhAm manyE niDhimanaGhavAchAm niravaDhim

Oh Mother Paaduka! I deem that You are a veritable Veda-nidhi, which 
contains priceless gems, which outdoes the Sun in effulgence, which 
can be located with difficulty only by knowledgeable ones, and which 
is zealously kept under guard under the Lord's Feet.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 529: 

1) UthtamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! You with Your sparkling 
gems are the supreme treasure that one can hope to get. You share all 
the attributes of great wealth and yet surpass them all in every 
aspect. You are the treasure for vedAs and vEdic scholars. Embraced 
by gems of inestimable value, You occupy a Position under the lotus 
feet of Ranganatha and protect them. Your auspicious devotees have 
identified You as the wealth of all wealths.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your Lord is wearing You 
with supremely radiant gems on His Thiruvadi. That appears like the 
invaluable treasure constituted by the Vedams, Smruthis and purANams .

3) Swamy Desikan salutes the greatnes of the lustre of the gems 
enmeshed in the Paadhukais of the Lord here . He says that they put 
to shame the radiance of many rising suns ( mahArgai: avadhUtha 
dhyumaNi maNibhi: aaslishtAm ThvAM). This radiant paahdukai and its 
svaroopam is comprehended by the fortunate jeevans with great effort 
( KshEthraj~nai: kaTanchith adhigatha padhAm ). Such a glorious 
Paadhukai adorns the lotus soft feet of the Lord for the protection 
of the world ( MukudhEna thrAthum padha kamala moolE vinihithAm ). 
You are indeed veritable and inestimable treasure for the jeevans
( niravdhim nidhim manyE)..V.S

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