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Sri Ranganatha Padhuka Sahasram

PADDHATHI #12: Oblations with flowers

Pushpa Paddhathi





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Sloka #331

331. aspruShtadhOShaparimarshamalanghyamanyaI: hasthApachEyamaKhilam puruShArthavargam chithram janArdhanapadhAvani sADhakAnAm thvayyarpithA: sumanasa: sahasA phalanthi

Meaning (translated by Sri. U.Ve. V.N. Vedanta Desikan)

Oh Paaduka! It is rather interesting that the flowers presented as oblations to You yield fruits in the form of the variety of human goals (Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha), quickly too! The fruits are untainted by any stigma, impossible of being ignored or rejected, and easily hand-picked because of being within easy reach!

Special Notes from Sri. U.Ve. V. Sadagopan

(1) Abhinava Desikan's anubhavam:Oh PaadhukE of JanArdhana ! The flower offered to You during Your worship results in therealization of the boon to pick up effortlessly the purest and difficult-to-reach flowers of PurushArtham . The four PurushArthAs come within their ( the Pushpam oferer's) reach readily. ( These PurushArthams are (1) arthA / the acquisition of wealth (2) KaamA/gratification of one's desire (3)DharmA /the discharge of one's duties and (4) MokshA/the final emancipation from the cycles of repeated births and deaths .

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! when some one offers flowers to You , they are blessed with blmishless PurushArthams. They receive them very quickly. There is some thing wonderful here. Normally , a flower will turn into a green fruit first, ripen over time and yield the eatable fruit at the right season. In Your case, the flowers placed on You yield many enjoyable kinds of fruits rightaway .

(3) "Thvayi arpithAnAm Sumanasa: (flowers offered to You ) asprushta dhOsha parimarsam ( blemishless ) saadhakAnAm akhilam purushArtha vargam Phalanthi ( for the worshippers , yield all types of PurushArthams almost immediately). Those groups of PurushArthams ( Vargams) become easy to pick (hasthApachEyam) with one's own hands...(V.S)

Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

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Sloka #332

332. vandhAruBhi: suragaNaisthvayi samprayukthA mAlA viBhAthi maDhusUdhanapAdharakshE! vikrAnthaviShNupadhasamshrayabaDdhasaKhyA BhAgIraThIva pariramBaNakAnkshiNI thE

Meaning (translated by Sri. U.Ve. V.N. Vedanta Desikan)

Oh Paaduka! The Devas have placed a garland of flowers in the process of paying a respectful homage. This becomes equivalent to Ganga in that it goes above to establish contact and kinship with the Feet and then embraces You!

Special Notes from Sri. U.Ve. V. Sadagopan

(1) Abhinava Desikan's anubhavam: Oh Madhusoodhana PaadhukE! The dEvAs worshipping You bring beautiful flower garlands and place it with reverence at Your feet.Since those garlands are associated with Your Lord's feet as a result of being inside You , they develop intimate friendship with river GangA , which originated from the same lotus feet of Your Lord. It appears as though the DevA's flower garlands are embracing gangA , when they rest on You. Swamy Desikan hints here that those , who are attached to the Lord's feet will have tremendous affection for each other. Hence , He says that GangA and PaadhukAs display lasting friendship and demonstrate their special affection through their embrace.

(2)DevA's offer with reverence white Jaathi Mallikai Pushpa Maalai( VandhArubhi: suraganai: samprayukthA MaalA ). The sacred river GangA is flowing from the Thiruvadi of the Lord , who took ThrivikramAvathAram and She hugs the white flower garlands (VikrAntha VishNu Padha samsraya Bhaddha sakhyA BhAgIrathi , tE pariramBhana KaankshiNI iva vibhAthi)...V.S

Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

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Sloka #333

333. yE nAma rangapathErmaNipAdhukE thvAm aBhyarchayanthi kamalaIraDhikarthukAmA: ArOpayathyavahithA niyathi: kramAthhAn kalpAnthariyakamalAsanapathrikAsu

Meaning (translated by Sri. U.Ve. V.N. Vedanta Desikan)

Oh Manipaaduka of Lord Ranganatha! Whosoever perform an archana to You with lotus flowers aiming at high positions, they are included , by Fortune that is nothing but Bhagavat sankalpa (God's will), serially in suitable places in the lists of candidates for Brahma's post in the ages to come off, very diligently so.

Special Notes from Sri. U.Ve. V. Sadagopan

(1) Abhinava Desikan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukAs of the king of Srirangam! Whoever worships You with lotus flowers with the desire to realize Brahma Padham , they get their wishes fulfilled by the boon-granting power of Your Lord. Their name is engraved in the proper order in the documents to authorize their succession to the position of BrahmA in a future Yugam.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: When BrahmA and DevAs worship those who have received the PoorNanugraham from a SadAchAryan , then they(BrahmA and SivA) gain exalted status and positions that they seek.

Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

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Sloka #334

334. thvayyarpithAni manujaIrmaNipAdharakshE! dhUrbAnkurANi sulaBhAnyaThavA thulasya: sArADhikA: sapadhi ranganarEndhrashakthyA samsAranAgadhamanoUShaDhayO Bhavanthi

Meaning (translated by Sri. U.Ve. V.N. Vedanta Desikan)

Oh Manipaaduka! Durva grass or Tulasi leaves, easily available may also be used for Your archana; the Lord of Ranga-the great poison curer-by His powers magnifies their potency and transforms them, at the very moment of archana, into efficacious herbs with which the Samsara serpent could be quelled.

Special Notes from Sri. U.Ve. V. Sadagopan

(1) Abhinava Desikan's anubhavam: Here Swamy Desikan points out that the PadhukAs of the King of Srirangam are endowed with Supreme Power , just like its Lord. Swamy says: " Oh RangarAja PaadhukE! When human beings offer even a lowly blade of grass or the holy TuLasi leaves and worship You with them and with hearts full of affecton , they become objects of Your Lord's grace and become owners of medicine that drives away the ferocious serpent of SamsAram". ( DhruvA is a type of grass with small blades :aruham pull/panic grass .

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam : Oh PaadhukE! Those who offer You even easy to obtain saamgriyAs like aruham pull or TuLasi, they get rid of the repated cycles of births & deaths.

(3) Sri RanganAthan is a Vaidhyan , who removes the poison ingested from the bites of poisonous snakes of samsAram.He uses the humble aruham pull and Holy TuLasi as the powerful medicines to chases away the miseries of SamsAric afflictions.

Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

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Sloka #335

335. ArADhya nUnamasurArdhanapAdhukE! thvAm AmuShmikAya viBhavAya sahasrapathraI: manvantharEShu parivarthiShu dhEvi! marthyA; paryAyatha: pariNamanthi sahasranEthrA:

Meaning (translated by Sri. U.Ve. V.N. Vedanta Desikan)

Oh Paaduka Devi! Those who perform archana to You with thousand-petalled lotuses, for high pleasures of possession of heavens, will serially be honoured with the thousand eyed Indra's post in the prospective 'manvantara periods', ever so many, to come off, hence forward!

(A manvantara is one day-time of Brahma, ruled by one incumbent in Indra's post).

Special Notes from Sri. U.Ve. V. Sadagopan

(1) Abhinava Desikan's anubhavam: Oh VishNu PaadhukE with power to destroy the asurAs! Mortals wishing a good life during the here-after , worship You with thousand-petalled lotuses and qualify thereby to attain the position of IndrA in a future manvantharam (age).( BrahmA's day is made up of many crores of Human years , That BrahmA's day is split into fourteen equal divisions known as manvathrams. Each Manvanthram has a new IndrA serving as the king of DevAs in Svarga Lokam ).

(2 MarthyA:(Humans)amushmikAya vibhavaaya ( for wealth in the other world) thvam sahasra pathrai: aarAdhya (worship You with thousand petalled lotuses ) and become IndrAs in furure ManvanthrAs ( SahasranEthrA: pariNamanthi). Swamy Desikan connects the name of Indran (SahsranEthran) here with Sahasra-pathra Padhmams (Thousand petalled lotuses)...V.S

Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

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Sloka #336

336. DhanyaIsthvayi thridhasharakshakapAdharakshE! puShpANi kAnchanamayAni samarpithAni visramsinA vinamathO girishOtthamAngAth AragvaDhEna milithAnyapruThagBhavanthi

Meaning (translated by Sri. U.Ve. V.N. Vedanta Desikan)

Oh Paaduka! Rich and lucky people perform archana to You with flowers of gold. They fall down as indistinguishable from the (similar yellow-coloured) konrai flowers falling on You from the head of Siva on his bowing to You.

Special Notes from Sri. U.Ve. V. Sadagopan

(1) Abhinava Desika UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE protecting the DevAs ! Those human beings , who are blessed to worship You with golden flowers (SvarNa Pushpams) find that those flowers reach the head of SivA prostrating before You and turn into golden Cassia flowers (KonRai Pushpam).( Golden flowers also can denote golden lotuses that blossom in the waters of AakAsa GangA . DevAs might have access to this type of flower. Golden Cassis flowers are the flowers that SivA enjoys the most . Swamy Desikan points out that those who worship the PaadhukAs with golden flowers enter the world of SivA and become high personages (GaNams) in Siva Lokam.

(2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! When SivA bows before You , the golden colored KonRai pushpams fall on You. There it lands on the gold flowers presented earlier by the kings . One can not tell the difference between the two yellow colored objects resting on You.

(3)Swamy Desikan says that the svarNa pushpams (Kaanchana- mayAni PushpANi) presented by the wealthy ones(dhanyai: samarpithAni) mingle with the golden yellow KonRai flowers that slipped from the prostrating head of SivA on the top of the Padhukais. There they stay together in a state , where it is difficult to tell them apart ( AaragvadhEna kaanchana mayAni PushpANi milithAni Santhi apruTakbhavanthi)...V.S

Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

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Sloka #337

337. vishvOpasargashamanam manyamAnaI: vaImAnikaI: praNihitham maNipAdharakshE! padhmAsahAyapadhapadhmanaKhArchiShasthE puShpOpahAraviBhavam punarukthayanthi

Meaning (translated by Sri. U.Ve. V.N. Vedanta Desikan)

Oh Manipaaduka! The Devas are convinced that all griefs afflicting the world could be wiped out only by You; they therefore, present to You, in Archana ritual, a surfeit of divine flowers. They become doubled in appearance in the radiance emitted by the nails of the lotus Feet of the Lord.

Special Notes from Sri. U.Ve. V. Sadagopan

(1)Abhinava Desikan"s anubhavam: Oh gem-bedecked Padhukais of the Lord ! DevAs understand fully well that You are the destroyer of their sorrows and afflictions. Therefore , they offer their thanks to You and perform flower worship. The flowers placed on You by the DevAs radiate with double brightness through reflection of the brilliant radiance of Your Lord's toe nails. Swamy Desikan describes the lustre of the flowers are enhanced by the brilliance of the Lord's toe nails with the result that the flower's lustre becomes doubled .

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE! The DevAs decorate You with Mallikai , Jaathi Mullai and other white flowers to receive Your anugraham for a worry-free existence .The glow of these white flowers are redoubled by the divine lustre of the Kaanthi emanating from the brilliantly white toe nails of Your Lord .

(3) " VisvOpasarga samanam manyamAnai: VaimAnikai: pushpa: thvayi praNihitham" . DevAs (desirous of warding off anishtams) worship You with white flowers , which rest on You. The Kaanthi ( archisha:) of the Lord's nails ( PadhmA sahAya padha Padhma Nakha: ) redouble the lustre of the flowers ( punarukthayanthi)...V.S

Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

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Sloka #338

338. nAkoUkasAm shamayithum paripanThivargAn nAThEpadham thvayi nivEshayithum pravrutthE! thvathsamshrithAm vijahathasthuLasIm vamanthi prasThAnakAhaLaravAn praThamam dhvirEPhA:

Meaning (translated by Sri. U.Ve. V.N. Vedanta Desikan)

As the Lord is about to start on His victory-task of quelling the enemies of the Devas, He is about to place His Feet on You. Just at the moment, the Kahala should sound, announcing Your (and Lord's) departure-but even before that, the bees hovering around the Tulasi leaves emit the Kahala sonority.

Special Notes from Sri. U.Ve. V. Sadagopan

(1)Abhinava Desikan's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE! When Lord starts on His mission to destroy the enemies of the DevAs , He bends His feet to get into You. At that time , the bees that were tasting the honey from the TuLasi flowers resting on You, make a sound as it were to announce the impending mission of the Lord. That sound generated by the bees resembles that of trmupets blown at the time of beginning of a war. Bees do not mind the interruption to their enjoyment of honey from TuLasi flowers , but do their service to You by announcing Your Lord's imminent campaign to destroy the asurAs.

(2) The tumult arising from the sounding of the bees (DhvirEpha:) tasting honey from the Tulasi flowers resting on top of the Paadhukais (Tvath SamsrithAm) is being compared to the sound of KaahaLa or YekkALa Vaadhyams(kaahaLa ravam).The occasion is the start of the journey of the Lord to destroy the enemies of the DevAs .At hat time , He slips His feet into the Paadhukais to start the Vijaya Yaathrai.The bees then leave their pleasurable activities of tasting divine honey from ThuLasi flowers and raise a collective sound for announcing the Lord's mission (dhvirEphA: praTamam praTAna Kaahala ravAn vamanthi)..V.S

Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

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Sloka #339

339. rangEshapAdhapariBhOgasujAthaganDhAm samprApya dhevi! BhavathIm saha dhivyapuShpaI: nithyOpadharshitharasam na kilAdhriyanthE nABhIsarOjamapi nandhachancharIkA:

Meaning (translated by Sri. U.Ve. V.N. Vedanta Desikan)

Oh Paaduka Devi! The bees from the Devendra garden, hovering round the flowers dedicated at the feet of Ranganatha, reach You who are fragrant by contact with the Feet. There, being exposed to the sweetness of Yourself, they do not even care for the lotus on the Lord's navel. (Discerning people who know the value of Bhagavata-association, will not care for Brahma's post even. Brahma was born on the navel-lotus).

Special Notes from Sri. U.Ve. V. Sadagopan

(1) Abhinava Desikan 's anubhavam: Oh RanganAthA's PaadhukE! The bees from the gardens of IndrA enjoy the fragrance of the KalpakA flowers at RanganAthA's lotus feet , which are inside You . After experiencing that incomparable divine fragrance ,they do not go near the other lotus springing out of the Lord's navel. The Other Lotus has only the fragrance of a Lotus flower , where as the Lord's feet united with You has the fragrance of VedAs blended with the fragrance of the Sarvagandhan's lotus feet.

(2)Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The Inner meaning is that the blessed people after receiving SadAchArya katAksham comprehend the difference between the good and the not-so-good and consider the great wealth like Brahma Pattam as equivalent to an insignificant blade of grass and seek instead the refuge of the BhagavathOtthmAs.

Srimate Sri Laksminrisimha Divya Paduka Sevaka Srivan Satakopa Sri Narayana Yatindra Mahadesikaya Nama:

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Sloka #340

340. pragEva kAnchanapadhAvai! puShpavarShAth samvarthithE shamithadhaIthyaBhayaI: surEndhraI: padhmEkshaNasya padhapadhmanivEshalABhE puShpABhiShEkamuchitham prathipadhyasE thvam

Meaning (translated by Sri. U.Ve. V.N. Vedanta Desikan)

Oh Paaduka! The guardian-Devas of the different directions like to shower a flower-downpour on You for Your having taken the Lord on the mission of wiping out the asuras. But before they do so, You have already received flower-oblation-shower -from the eye-glance of the lotus-eyed Lord and from the Lotus Feet that are placed on You.

Special Notes from Sri. U.Ve. V. Sadagopan

(1) Abhinava Desikan's anubhavam: Oh Golden PaadhukE! The Lords of the directions lose their fears , when Your Lord destroys their enemies. They get ready to shower flowers on Your Lord , when He comes to the throne room. He looks at You to unite with You for His travel to the throne room. At that time , You receive the shower of flowers from His lotus eyes first and from His lotus feet next as he enters You. It appears that You receive the shower of flowers from Your Lord first , before He even receives such an honor from the Lords of Directions waiting in the throne room to thank Him.

(2) Oh PaadhukE!Even before the pushpa varsham from the grateful devAs can fall on Your Lord's lotus feet , the Lord has placed His lotus feet inside You to travel to the dharbhAr to receive the waiting dEvAs. Thus, You have gained the lofteiest lotus of them all-- Padha Paadha Padhmam of Your Lord , PadhmEkshanan-- first ...V.S

- SrImate rAmAnujAya namaH -

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