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[sv-poetry] Padhuka Sahasram-535

From: rangaswamy_m (
Date: Mon Mar 25 2002 - 03:50:07 PST


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

535. bahurathnasamudhBhavam mayUrKham thava manyE maNipAdhukE! murArE:
     charaNOpagatham mayUrapinChi makutArOhaNasAhasam pramArShtum

Oh Manipaaduka! The multicolour figure caused by different gems on 
You, looks like the peacock feather. May be, the one that had 
ventured to stay on the head of Sri Krishna has now clung to the feet 
to atone for the past offence!

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

SlOkam 535:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: " Oh PaadhukE ! I wonder whether
the peacock feather felt uncomfortable about its brazen act of
ascending Krishna's crown and wanted to repent for that ,
by staying at the holy feet of the Lord". Swamy Desikan
is referring to the multihued peacock feather(Mayil peeli)
adorning the crown of Lord Krishna ;he compares those hues
with the multicolored splendour of the gems adorning
the paadhukais that protect the Lord's Thiruvadi. In this
slOkam , Swamy Desikan connects the color of the peacock
feathers seen on the head and feet of the Lord.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: The many hues on You from
Your gems remind me of the colors of the peacock feather.
During KrishNAvathAram, that peacock feather got on top
of the Lord's crown. Today , we see those colors on
You adorning the Lord's Thiruvadi. That suggests to me
that the peacock feather wants to make amends to
the aparAdham of climbing to the Lord's Thirumudi during
KrishNAvathAram by placing itself on You protecting
the Lord's Thiruvadi.

3) Oh PaadhukE ! You generate a special assembly of
lustre from the many gems that adorn You ( Tava
Bahurathna-samudhbhavam mayUkham). That reminds of
the multi-hued peacock feather (MayUra Pincham)
that got on top of the Lord's crown during KrishNAvathAram.
That peacock feather felt contrite and wanted to be
pardoned ( MurArE: makuDArOhana saahasam pramArshtum)
and therefore placed itself at the sacred feet of
Your Lord (SaraNOpagatham mayUra pincham manyE)..(V.S).

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