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Padhuka Sahasram-442
Date: Wed Sep 26 2001 - 04:22:53 PDT


SrimatE Gopaladesika MahadesikAya Namaha,

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

442. paryankamAshrithavathO maNipAdhukE! thvam 
     pAdham vihAya parikalpithamoUnamudhrA
     shrOthum praBhOravasaram dishasIva mAtha:!

Oh ManipAdhuka! The Lord having reached the couch, You release the 
foothold; You also observe silence, leaving a good opportunity  for 
the Lord to hear the Sama sung by Brahma-child, lying in the navel-
Namo Narayana,

SriMuralidhara Dasan

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

SlOkam 442:

(1) Sri UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: This section known as Naadha 
paddhathi was created by Swamy Desikan to celebrate the Naadham 
emanting from the PaadhukAs , when they are of service to the Lord.
Swamy Desikan hs composed this verse and three other verses about
occasions , when the PaadhukAs stop generating the Naadham for 
special reasons. Swamy Desikan seems to consider that the generation 
of the naadham as well as its cessation are legitimate topics for 
inclusion in this section of  Sri RanganAtha paadhukA sahasram . 
Here, Swamy Desikan says: " Oh PaadhukE !Oh Mother ! You seem to give 
the opportunity for Your Lord resting on AadhisEshA to hear the Saama 
Vedam recitation by His son BrahmA  seated on the lotus arising  out 
of the Lord's naabhi  . It is for this purpose it appears  that You 
have left The Lord's feet and are observing the vow  of silence  so 
that there is no  distraction for Your Lord's enjoyment of the SaamA  
ghaanam .

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam : The Lord has arrived at His 
sanctum . The dhivya paadhukais have transported Him there. This 
slOkam and the next two slOkams describe the mood at that time inside 
the sanctum.The Paadhukais have become still and it appears that they 
are facilitating the Lord to hear the Saama GhAnam from BrahmA . 

(3) Sri ranganAthan has arrived at  the sanctum and has ascended on
His bed of AadisEshan ( Prabhu : paryankam aasrithavAn ). The 
Paadhukais have become silent  after leaving the Lord's feet ( 
Paadham vihAya parikalpitha mouna mudhrA ). The PaadhukAs by keeping 
quiet seems to help the Lord listen to the Saama GhAnam performed by 
His son BrahmA resting on the bed of the lotus arising out of the 
Lord's navel ( Naabhi sarOja sayitha arbhaka SaamagIthim srOthum 
avasaram disasIva)  (V.S)

           - SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -
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