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Padhuka Sahasram-289

From: Muralidhar Rangaswamy (
Date: Mon Sep 18 2000 - 15:04:25 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

289. akshEthravidBhiraDhiganthumashakyavrutthi-
     mArthasthvayA niravaDhirniDhirapramEya:
     raThyAntharEShu charaNAvani! rangasanghI
     vAtsalyaniGhnamanasA janasAthkruthOsoU

Oh Mother Paaduka! The Supreme Power, which cannot be comprehended 
correctly, as such, by those who have not attained the discernment of 
soul-body difference, remains in Srirangam shrine as a veritable 
treasure. This 'Treasure' of our Lord agrees to walk across the 
streets to be comprehended by all people, by reason of persuasion by 
You with Your extreme motherly kindness.

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan


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


1)	Abhinava Desika UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : Oh Devi PaadhukE! 
You out of affection for those , who are incapable of knowing that
Supreme Lord resides in the house of our body, bring out that Supreme 
treasure residing at Sri Vaikuntam to the many streets of Srirangam. 
That Lord of Sri Vaikuntam with unlimited powers can not be seen with 
human eyes.You seat Him on Your back and bring Him to BhUlOka 
Vaikuntam (Srirangam ), a place of special attraction to Him and take 
Him around the streets of Srirangam for one and all to feast on this
rare treasure with their own human eyes. You bring Him to the stage
Srirangam for all to see without any special efforts on their parts.

2)	Srimath periyANDavan's anubhavam: The people of this world
Would not be successful in knowing the place of residence of the Lord 
or for that matter , the nature of PerumAl Himself. Oh PaadhukE! You 
make it possible for such a PerumAL to be seen by anyone by bringing 
Him on Your back to the streets of the City of Srirangam. Out of Your 
compassion for the people suffering from SamsAric afflictions, You 
present Your Lord to them, when they had no clue about the
or the nature of PerumAL.

The inner meaning is that the people of the world wont gain any 
auspiciousness Without the anugraham of a SadAchAryan. 

3) Here Swamy Desikan salutes the Lord of Srirangam as "Ranga Sanghi" 
or the One , who is very fond of associating with the Ranga VimAnam . 
He goes on to describe   Sri RanganAthan as "Nidhi" ( a treasure 
inside the Ranga VimAnam). People who do not know much about this
treasure are characterized as "akshEthra Vidh " ( those who do not 
know much about the chEthana -achEthana-Isvara tatthvams) . Naturally 
, they have difficulty in knowing about the way to find this rare 
treaure inside the Ranga VimAnam ( akshEthra Vidhbhi: adhiganthum 
asakya vritthi : ) . The merciful Paadhukais of the Lord wants to
these lost souls and brings out on its back the Lord of  limitless ( 
niravadhi:) and immeasurable ( apramEya :) glory onto the highways 
and byways of the City of Srirangam for all to be blessed .V.S

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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