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From: muralidhar rangaswamy (rangaswamy_m_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Thu Mar 14 2002 - 19:23:57 PST

>
> > Sri:
> >
> > SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,
> >
> > Translation by U.Ve. Dr. V.N. Vedanta Desikan Swamin:
> >
> > 531. muKhabAhUrUpAdhEBhyO varNAn sruShtavatha: praBhO:
> >      prapadhyE pAdhukAm rathnaIrvyakthavaraNavyavasThithim
> >
> > I surrender to Paaduka which exhibits the different colours from
> > different gems on it-in the same manner as the Lord gave rise to
>the
> > four varnas (Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaisya and Sudra) from His Face,
> > Arms, Thighs, and Feet respectively.
> >
> > Namo Narayana,
> >
> > SriMuralidhara Dasan
> >
> > Introduction to Bahu Rathna Paddhathi
> > **************************************
> >
> > In the previous (15th)paddhathi named Rathna SaamAnya Paddhathi,
> > Swamy Desikan celebrated the brilliance of the gems associated
> > with the Paadhukais. He did not specifically elaborate on the color
> > of the individual gems. In the 16th Paddhathi named Bahu Rathna
> > Paddhathi , He describes the many colorful gems that adorn
> > the Padhukais of the Lord. The previous paddhathi dealt with
> > the general (SaamAnya ) descriptions of the gems. Here , He
> > dwells upon the particular (VisEsha ) details of the multi-hued
> > gems found on the Paashukais. He suggests that the general worship
> > lays the foundation for the specific type of worship. This
> > section also has 50 slOkams like the previous one. In each of
> > these verses , He praises the many colors of the PaadhukA gems.
> >
> > Special Notes by V.SatakOpan (V.S):
> >
> > SlOkam 531:
> >
> > 1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! As celebrated in
> > the Purusha Sooktham , Lord's face , hands , thighs and feet
> > created the four categories of people. I surrender at Your
> > feet , which reflect the lustre of the gem-like limbs of
> > the Lord on the different portions of His body.
> >
> > 2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: In this paddhathi,
> > Swamy Desikan celebrates the combined beauty of
> > the many gems that adorn the Paadhukais. He says
> > that the Padhukai has many gems enmeshed on it.
> > The individual gems with different colors however
> > shine with their own unique hues without losing their
> > identity just as the four jaathis created by the Lord
> > from different parts of His body have unique codes of
> > conduct (varNasrama Dharmams) and observe them . AzhwArs
> > also appeared in different varNaas and shone individually
> > and observed theire VarNAsrama dharmams established by
> > their Lord.
> >
> > 3) Prabhu RanganAthan created the four VarNAs ( Brahmin,
> > Kashathriya, Vaisya and Sudra ) from the different limbs
> > of the body to work together while preserving their unique
> > VarNAsram Dharmams in  a harmonious way (PrabhO: Mukha
> > Baahu , UrU , Paadha varNAn srushtavatha:).At His Thiruvadi
> > are the Paadhukais enmeshed with many-hud gems( Rathnai:
> > vyaktha varNa vyavasTithim PaadhukA ). These multicolored
> > gems have their own uniqueness , which is not affected by
> > the others during their coexistence on the Paadhukais .They go
> > about providing their specifically identifiable hues
> > ( Vyavasthai). Swamy Desikan performs prapatthi to
> > the Lord's Paadhukais , which remind him of the creation
> > of the four varNAs by the Lord during Cosmic sacrifice..(V.S).
>


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