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Padhuka sahasram-287

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Mon Sep 11 2000 - 14:40:15 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

287. mAtha:! thrayImayathayA charaNapramANE
     dhvE vikramEShu viviDhEShu sahAyaBhUthE
     nAthasya sAdhuparirakshaNakarmaNi thvam
     duShkrudhvinAshanadashAsu vihangarAja:

Oh Mother! Garuda and Yourself are Vedamaya, Veda in concrete form; 
both decide the Lord's transit; like the Vedas, both of you are
for our conduct also; Garuda takes Him where the going is desired;
fit the size of the foot. Both assist the Lord, the yadunatha, 
Ranganatha, as well in a variety of His activities, including the one 
of protecting the good people.

There is a difference; You help specially in helping and regaling the 
sadhus (such as Ahalya,Sabari etc.) whereas Garuda helps in
enemies (such as Bana, Naraka, Malyavan, crocodile, etc).

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Oh PaadhukE! There are two , who provide intimate service to  
Lord RanganAthA in an uninterrupted manner. Both of them are in 
the form of the VedAs. Both of them are "CharaNa PramANams". 
Both of them know, where the Lord wishes to go and take Him there.
Both of them provide unmatched companionship to Him. One of them
is Garudan , who takes the Lord on His back to chase the enemies of 
the BhakthAs of the Lord. The other is You on whom the Lord takes 
enjoyable rides to protect those , who are dear to Him.

2) Srimath PeriyANdavan's  anubhavam: Oh Mother PaadhukE! 
PerumAL has two duties: bhaktha rakshaNam and Dhushta Nigraham . He 
mounts On Garudan to engage in punishing the wicked. He adorns You to 
protect His BhakthAs. Garudan is Veda SvarUpi. You are hailed by the 
VedAs in the sense That VedAs help to condemn kudhrushti and Veda 
Baahya Mathams. Azhwar's ThiruvAimozhi(Tamizh maRai)  helps us to 
enjoy the vaibhavam of PerumAL . 

3) Swamy Desikan identifies both Garudan and SatAri as ThrayImayam ( 
Veda SvarUpam). He points out also that both of them are "CharaNa 
PramANam" or befitting the Thiruvadi of the Lord  ."CharaNa PramANam  
" also means the two , which are instrumental in helping the Lord
His sanchArams to perform His sworn duties . They are "SahAya 
BhUthars" ( involved helpers)in these sanchArams  dealing with either 
Bhaktha rakshanam or Dhushta nigraham ..V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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