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Padhuka Sahasram-286

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 14:02:13 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

286. vruDdim gavAm janayithum BhajathA vihArAn 
     krushNEna rangarasikEna kruthAshrayAyA:
     sanchArathasthava thadhA maNipAdharakshE!
     brundhAvanam sapadhi nandanathulyamAsIth

Oh Manipaaduka! Lord Ranganatha in His Krishna avatara treaded on the 
forest to and fro in all directions while guiding herds of cows; 
because He then wore You, the forest became Brinda-avana, a 
protecting field for cows and cowherds, almost the park of Devendra.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri Abhinava Desika UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE!
 When RanganAthan took the incarnation as KrishNA , He had to look 
after The cows and calves and make sure that they are well nourished. 
KrishNA Had to travel the entire length and breadth of BrindhAvanam
lead the cows And calves to rich grazing grounds. At that time, He 
traveled on Your back And His many journeys in BrindhAvanam made
thorn-filled forest Attain the status of the flower gardens of IndrA 
with respect to its prosperity. Oh PaadhukkE ! You destroyed the 
thorns and converted them into succulent grass for the cows and
the local ponds with nectar-like water. These happenings are due to 
Your anugraham. 

2) Srimath periyANdavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! In the old days
before Sri KrishNAvathAram , Brundhaavanam was full of thorny bushes.
Lord KrishNA took the cattle for grazing there , while wearing you on 
His feet. Immediately , the thorny woods transformed like the well 
tended garden of Indran. The inner meaning is that PerumAL's 
katAksham through AchArya  mukham transforms even a simpleton into 
nithya soori .

3) Oh Mani PaadhukE! "Tava sanchAratha: BrundhAvanam sapadhi 
Nandana thulyam aaseeth " is Swami Desikan's summary of what happened 
to the inhospitable BrundhAvanam after Lord KrsihNa entered it
the Paadhukais. The power of the Paadhukais transformed the erstwhile
thorny state of BrindhAvanams' flors into that of the most enchanting 
and fertile forest with succulent grass and flowering trees…V.S 

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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