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Padhuka Sahasram-441
Date: Tue Sep 25 2001 - 07:51:26 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

441. garBhOpalaIrgamanavEgavashAdhvilOlaI:
     vAchAlithA maDhuBhidhO maNipAdhukE! thvam
     prasthOShi BhAvithaDhiyAm paThi dhEvayAnE

Oh Manipaaduka! The sound emitted by the gemstones during the Lord's 
swift walk, appears to be an auspicious Mridanga sound played for the 
departure of the soul on the Archiradi path, in the case of one whose 
mind has been wholly set in the Bhakti or Prapatti Yoga. 

Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! When the great
souls start their journey after obtaining the boon of Moksham , they
travel towards Your Lord on the divine path (dEvayAna path)
prescribed by Him . At that time , Your Lord hastens on Your back
to meet the liberated souls , who have been granted refuge at His holy
feet. The speed of the Lord's movement shakes up the gems embedded 
in You and generate a majestic sound that resembles the sounds of 
the auspicious percussion instrument , Mrudhangam.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The naadham generated by the 
Paadhukais sound like the MangaLa vaadhyams that are being played 
during the yAthrai of a liberated soul travelling on the ArchirAdhi 
maargam to Sri Vaikuntam .

(3) Swamy Desikan compares the naadham generated by the gems inside
the toe hold jostling against each other as the PaadhukAs move swiftly
during the Lord's SanchAram ( gamana vEgavasAth vilOlai: garbhOpalai:
vaachAlithaa)  to the auspiciuous sound of the mrudangham being played
( mangaLa mrudhangavisEsha ghOsham ) . Swamy Desikan points out
such a mangaLa ghOsham is like the naadhOpachArams offered to 
the liberated souls as they travel on the archirAdhi maargam  ( 
dEvayAnE paTi bhAvitha dhiyAm , prasTAna mangaLa mrudhanga VisEsha 
ghOsham ) towards the Lord's Supreme abode , Sri Vaikuntam…(V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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