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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-534

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Wed Mar 20 2002 - 03:49:30 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

534. sahasA vinivEdhya sAparADhAn 
     thvadhaDhInasvapadhE mukundhapAdhE
     smayamAnEva viBhAsi pAdhukE! thvam

Oh Paaduka! The layer of ruby and white pearls above it seen on Your 
surface gives an impression of your smiling at the situation when 
offenders seek protection by surrendering, when You commend them for 
acceptance to the Feet; they, even if unwilling accept Your view, the 
Feet being subject to You! And they (who have surrendered), are 
accepted. Hence, You smile in success.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 534:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan compares
the combination of the red color of Coral and the lustre of
Pearls with the smile of the PaadhukA Devi. Coral lips and
white teeth are associated with the beautiful smile of a woman.
Swamy Desikan says: " Oh PaadhukE! The admixture of the red
color of Coral with the whiteness of Pearl seem to relate to
Your beautiful smile , when You deliver the sinners to
the holy feet of the Lord resting on You". When people
adorn the SatAri on their heads, they are delivered to
the Lord's feet resting on the Paadhukais.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam:Oh PaadhukE ! The gleaming
white lustre of the pearls falls on the red rubies sitting
next to them. That reminds me of the lustre of the white
teeth falling on the coral lips during one's smile. This in
turn reminds me of the happy smile of AchAryAs, when they
place the jeevans free of dhOsham at the sacred feet of their
Lord. The red hue here denotes the desire (aasai). The white
hue signifies the pure words that AchAryAs use to describe
the glorious and sacred svabhAvam of the Lord .

3)Here Swamy Desikan describes the mutual divine effect of
the lustre of the white pearls on the Paadhukais falling on
the red rubies ( aruNOpala saktha moukthika SrI:).
That is like Your satisfied smile as you rush to place
the corrected jeevans through Your upadesams at
the sacred feet of Your Lord ( Thvam thvadhIna
svapadhE Mukundha paadhE sahasA vinivEdhya smayamAnEva
vibhAsi). You appear as though You are smiling over
the success of Your achAryakathvam ( Thvam smayamAnEva

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