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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-536

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Tue Mar 26 2002 - 03:51:06 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

536. praBhayA harinIlamoUkthikAnAm 
     vikasanthyA dishasIva pAdhukE! thvam

Oh Paaduka! Blue sapphire and white pearls on You give an imagery of 
blue and white lotus composing a garland that You thought suitable to 
present to the Lakshmi of Beauty of the Feet!
Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

SlOkam 536:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! With the blue of Your
sapphire (Indra neelam) stones and the white of Your pearls , You 
appear to present to Lakshmi residing on Lord's lotus feet a garland 
made up of blue lillies (karuneythal ) and white lotus flowers. 
(Lakshmi's residence at the feet of the sacred feet of the Lord is 
seen at ThirunArAyaNa Puram).

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is about the moods 
of Swamy NammAzhwAr `s paasurams. The three dominant  moods are
elation, sadness and desire. When AzhwAr wishes to see the Lord and 
invites Him to present Himself, that mood takes on the color of red. 
When the AzhwAr praises the auspicious guNams of the Lord, the mood 
is like the brilliant lustre of pure diamond. When the AzhwAr is in a 
sad mood as a result of not having the darsanam of the Lord, the 
color of the mood is black . The paasurams of Swamy NammAzhwAr  arose 
out of poorNa Jn~Ana Bhakthi and hence they are Like multicolored 

3) The garland kaimkaryam done by the Paadhukais to the Divine 
consort of the Lord, Lakshmi seated on the lotus at the feet of Her 
Lord is invoked here (Madhubhith charana LakshmyA: srajam  disasIva). 
What is that garland made of? It is made up of dark blue lillies 
(karuneythal ) and white lotus flowers (IndhIvara PuNDarIka bhaddham 
srajam). The spreading lustre of the blue sapphire and the white 
pearls on the Paadhukais ( vikasanthyA Harineela MoukthikAnAm 
prabhaa) reminds Swamy Desikan of the Indhivara( Karuneythal/Blue 
Lillies) and white lotus ( PuNDarIkam ) flowers..(V.S).

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