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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-533

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 03:48:48 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

533. navarathnavichithrithA murArE: padhyOsthvam maNipAdhukE! viBhAsi
     navaKhaNdavathI vasunDharEva praNayAjjanmaBhuvam samAshrayanthI

Oh Manipaaduka! You contain nine varieties of gems. The earth too is 
made of nine khandas, as they are called. The earth clings to the 
Feet which are like earth's Mother. You too behave so. You are 
similar to the earth. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 533:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan relates to
another revelation of Purusha Sooktham , where BhUmi is described
as originating from the Lord's sacred Feet (PadhbhyAm BhUmi:).
Swamy compares one characterestic of BhUmi with the Padhukai
based on the fact that both of them have a special relationship
to the Lord's holy feet. He says: " Oh gem-bedecked PaadhukE !
You have gems with more than four colors on Your body ;indeed
You have the nine colored gems that serve as Your decoration.
In this regard , You resemble Mother Earth consisting of nine
different continents. She is also related to the Lord's holy
feet like You." The nine gems are Pearl, MaaNikkam , VaiDUryam ,
GOmEdhakam , Vajram , Coral, PadmarAgam , Maragatham and Neelam .
The Nine continents (KaNDams) of Mother Earth are: ILAvrutam ,
BhadrAsvam , Harivarsham , KEtumAlam , Ramyakam , HiraNmayam ,
Uttaraguru, Kimpurusham and BhAratham . All of the above continents
are in one of the nine islands known as BhAratham , whose Lord is
Nara NaarAyanan.

2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam:Oh PaadhukE ! Nine different
gems adorn You. You appear therefore nine fold. It reminds me
of BhUmi PirAtti, who has come to the place of Her birth,
the Lord's Thiruvadi. Swamy NammazhwAr (SatAri Soori) has
all the guNams of BhUmi PirAtti and like Her places His
trust entirely in the redeeming Thiruvadi of His lord.

3)Oh MaNi PadhukE ! You are charcterized by the nine gems
( Thvam navarathna vichithrithA:). You are like the BhUmi
Devi with nine KhaNDams ( Nava khaNDavathI VasundaharEva
vibhAsi). Both of You have attained Your Lord's Thiruvadi
with great affection ( MurArE: padhayO: pranayAth
samAsrayanthi). For BhUmi Devi, it is Her place of
birth ( janma bhuvam).For You , it is Your place of

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