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Sloka #541

541. padhasya gOpthrI BhavathI murArEmaNisprushA moUkthikarathnaBhAsA anthardhrushAm sAnjanayA munInAmanakthi karpUrashalAkayEva

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

(Oh Paaduka!) The pearl-lustre touching the sapphire creates an imagery of the proverbial collyrium-pencil; it is to enable the yogis to 'see' the Lord in the heart. You do this service to the yogis.

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

SlOkam 541:

1) UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE protecting the Lord's thiruvadi! When the Yogis engage in their Yogic contemplations , they meditate on You as the white of the pearls blended with the blue of Your sapphires . When they proceed with the meditation on You in this manner, You open their minds' eye with collyrium (anjanam) painted on their eye lids with a twig of camphor to help them see Your Lord. That bluish-white twig is made up of the white rays of Your pearls and the blue rays of Your sapphires. ( It is believed that the application of appropriately prepared collyrium on the eye lids helps one find treasures , which are otherwise invisible to the naked eye).

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! You have the blue sapphire (Indraneelam ) and white pearl on Your surface. That reminds one of the painting of one's eye lids of Jn~Anam with the twig of pacchai karpooram (lustre of pearls ). That makes the person meditate easily on BhagavAn. The inner meaning is that AzhwAr's paasurams composed during the time of his separation from the Lord are known as Indraneelam . When PerumAL blesses him with saakshAthAram , AzhwAr is blissful and the paasurams composed on those occasions are considered as pearls. When the fortunate ones study the taathparyams of both kind of paasurams, they have uninterrupted dhyAnam about the PerumAL.

3) Swamy Desikan salutes Paadhukais as " MurArE: padhasya gOpthrI " ( The protector of the Lord's ThiruvadikaL). He is the protector of the world. The Padhukais are the protectors of the feet of the protector . There are the blue sapphires and the white pearls situated next to each other on the surface of the Lord's Paadhukais( MaNisprusA Moukthika-rathna bhAsA PaadhukA) performing their service with their individual lustres. They act like the painter of the inner eye of the Jn~Anis like anjanam (collyrium ) to reveal the treasure (Viz).,Your Lord .

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Sloka #542

542. mukthAmayUKhaprakaraI: suBhadhrA kruShNA mahEndhrOpalarashmijAlaI: manyA murArErmaNipAdhukE! thvam vihArayukthA vijayam vruNOShi

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

Oh Manipaaduka! You stroll around in sport every-where and secure victory for the Lord. Appropriately You are Subhadra (beautiful) by reason of the white pearls and their radiance; and Krishna (Draupadi) (of dark dalliance) by reason of the sapphire gems. Being so, You are naturally like Arjuna that is vijaya (victory).

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

SlOkam 542:

1) UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan uses the double meaning of the words "Subadraa and KrishNaa. Subadraa and KrishNaa (Droupadhi) are the two wives of ArjunA . SubadrA also means one , who is very auspicious. KrishNaa means one , who is dark. It is well known that ArjunA was the dear friend of Lord KrishNaa and they were happy together during campaigns of exploration and adventure. Swamy Desikan compares one PaadhukA to Subadraa and the other to Droupadhi. Lord's travel on both of them are like ArjunA's sweet company. Swamy Desikan says: " Oh MaNi PaadhukE! With the white auspicious lustre of Your pearls (Subadraa) and the dark blue lustre of Your sapphires (KrishNaa) , You become fit for the sports of Your Lord with Arjunaa.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam:Subadhra and Droupadhi are the two wives of Arjuna, the dearest friend and sishyA of the Lord . The inner meaning is that the two Paadhukais are joyously married to the Lord and are serving His sacred ThiruvadikaL.

3) The dark blue (Indraneelam ) gem stones and the whilte hued pearls on the Paadhukais compared to the two wives of ArjunA . Dhroupadhi is the dark hued wife and SubhadhrA is the fair complexioned one. Droupadhi is saluted as " mahEndrOpala rasmi jaalai: KrishNA ". SubhadhrA is acknowledged with respect as " MukthA MayUkha prakarai: SubadhrA). The two are celebrated by the Lord ( MurArE: MaanyA Thvam ) and sport with Him and bring victory to Him ( MaanyA Thvam vihAra YukthA , vijayam vruNOshi)(V.S).

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Sloka #543

543. vichithravarNAm maNipAdhukE! thvAm ChandhOmayIm sAmanibhaDdhagItham munIndhrajuShtAm dhvipadhAm murArE: prathyAyikAm kAnchidrucham prathIma:

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

Oh Manipaaduka! You resemble the Rik* in helping the envisioning of the Lord, in possessing different colours (syllables), having a free movement (a particular chandas or metre), facing a peaceful and pacifying appeal from the surrendered (being sung in Sama mould) and being worshipped (envisioned) by great sages.

*The Rik is one like "brahmaNyO dhevakIputrO brahmaNyO maDhusUdhanOm"

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

SlOkam 543:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! You divide into two parts and thereby provide support for the right and left foot of Your Lord. You are like a Veda manthram in this respect, which has also many similarities to You. Both of You have independent movements ; both of You are objects of meditation by sages ; both of You bring the Lord forward; both of You have two feet. (PaadhukAs divide into the right and left foot; the Veda manthrams typically divides into two paadhams). Because of these similarities , Oh PaadhukE! I consider You as a Veda manthram singing the glories of the Lord.

2) Oh PaadhukE! You have multi-hued gems on You ( Vichithra VarNAm ) and You travel according to the wish of Your Lord ( ChandhOmayeem ) . In the matters of the utterance of auspicious messages , You are like Saama ghAnam ( Saama nibhaddha gItheem ). You are worshipped by Jn~Anis as an exalted One serving the Lord ( MunIndhra JushtAm) . You are in the form of two Paadhukais (DhvipadhAm) to protect the two feet of the Lord .

The alternate meaning is: We consider You , who brings the Lord to us as Rg Veda Manthrams( MurArE: prathyAyikAm ThvAm kAnchith rucham prathIma: ). You are multihued (i-e) with many meters/chandas( Vichithra-VarNAm ThvAm chandOmayeem prathIma: ). We reognize You as defined by the svarams of Saama vEdam ( Saama nibhaddha gIthIm ThvAm ). We further salute You as discovered by manthra dhrushtAs like Vasishtar and other Vedic rishis ( MunIndhra jushtAm) and of two paadhams (DhvipadhAm) (V.S).

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Sloka #544

544. prasEdhuShI gOthraBhidha: praNAmaI: puShNAsi rangEshvarapAdhukE! thvam maNipraBhAsamvalanApadhEshAth prAyasthadharhANi sharAsanAni

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

Oh Ranganatha Paaduka! By the pretext of presenting a spectrum of colours from different gems, You actually present to Indra (the one who cuts off the family line) on being pleased with prostrations a series of bows-the rainbows as they are called-traditionally named Indradhanus-to strengthen him!

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

SlOkam 544:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh RanganAtha PadhukE! Through the combination of the multi-colored rays associated with the many kinds of colored gems on You, You resemble the rainbow of Indraa. Perhaps, You are blessing Indra, the splitter of the wings of mountains at the time of his prostrations before You and bless him with many multi-colored bows to conquer his enemies.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that those , who learn the tatthuvams through the proper way from a SadAchAryan become proficient to correct the views of those with viparIth aJn~Anam with appropriate pramANams and yukthis .

3) Oh PaadhukE! You become pleased with Indhran's salutations ( Gothrabhidha: praNAmai: prasEdhushi). You use the ruse/vyAjam of the assembly of lustre from Your multi-hued rays ( maNi prabhA samvalana apadEsAth ) to create the many colored bows fit for use by Indhran ( tadharhaNi sarasanAni pushNAsi prAya: )..(V.S)

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Sloka #545

545. shONAshmanAm thava harinmaNirashmiBhinnam bAlAthapam balivimardhanapAdharakshE! shyAmIkrutham shukashakunthagaNapravEshAth shankE sathAm kimapi shAlivanam vipakvam

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

Oh Ranganatha Paaduka! Your emeralds mingle with the sunshine of the rubies creating a picture of a paddy field of Sadhus, wherein parrots sit on the stalks, creating a green-red display. (Seers revel in the field that produces the crop of God-bliss. No question of driving out such parrots!)

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

SlOkma 545 :

1) UthtamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Oh PadhukAs of the Lord, who conquered Bali Chakravarthy ! The green of Your emeralds blending with the red of Your rubies prsent a youthful lustre. That reminds me of the ripe ears of grain in the fields of associated with the green parrots. After referring to the rainbow in the previous verse, Swamy Desikan continues with the abundant green harvest produced by the rain and the parrots that feed on those grains .

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! On You are enmeshed green maragatham and red padmarAgam gem stones. The intermingling of those two colors reminds me of green parrots feasting on paddy fields full of ripened(red) grains.

3) Here Swamy Desikan recognizes the Paadhukais as those of the Lord , who destroyed the arrogance of MahA Bali during His ThrivikramAvathAram ( Balimardhana PaadhukE!). The beauitful green lustre of maragatham on You mingles with the brilliant red of rubies adjascent to the maragatham ( Tava harimaNi rasmi bhinnam sONAsmAm bhAlAtapam ). That sight is comparable to the assembly of green parrots ( Suka sakuntha gaNa pravEsAth syAmikrutham) creating a green picture against the backdrop of the ruddy red grain holding rice stems ( vipakam saalivanam )(V.S).

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Sloka #546

546. samBhidhyamAnamaNividhrumamoUkthikashrI: saIranDhrikEva BhavathI manIpAdharakshE! prasthOuthi ranganrupathEscharaNAravindhE kasthUrikAGhusruNachandhanapankacharchAm

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

Oh Manipaaduka! The rays from the sapphire, coral and pearl mix on Your surface. (The colours are blue, red, and white). It looks as though You assume the role of a lady attendant on the Feet of the Lord, now ready with cosmetic fluids, namely, of musk, saffron, and sandal, respectively, to serve the Lotus Feet of the Lord.

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

1) UthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here, Swamy Desikan compares the lustre of sapphire, coral and pearls to the colors of musk , saffron and sandalwood paste. Swamy Desikan says: " Oh PaadhukE! By the union of the lustres of sapphire , coral and pearl , You appear like a lady servant at Lord's feet , who applies the mixture of musk perfume (KasthUri) , Kumkumam and sandal paste to His feet to enhance their beauty and fragrance .

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that Swamy NammAzhwAr's paasurams are eteranl and beautiful alankArams for the Lord's ThiruvadikaL.

3) The radiant glow of Indra Neelam (sapphire) , Coral (Pavazham ) and Pearls are combined and are faaling on the Thiruvadi of the Lord ( SambhidhyamAna maNi-vidhruma-moukthika SrI: BhavathI ). You are like a maid engaged in beautifying the Lord's Thiruvadi (SairandhrikEva BhavathI). The Lord's feet are soft like lotus petals (RanganrupathE; CharaNAravindhE ) and You seem to be engaged in dark bluish KasthUri , red Kumkumam and off-white santhanam ( KasthUrikA gusruNa chandana panka charchAm prasthouthi)(V.S)

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Sloka #547

547. AthanvathImasuramardhanapAdharakshE! shuDdhAnthapakshmaLadhrushAm madhanEndhrajAlam vaIharikIm viviDharathnamayUKhalakshAth manyE sumadhvahasi mOhanapinChikAm thvam

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

Oh Paaduka! The multi-coloured spectacle that You display from the various gems on You, appears to me as Your luring device, though employed sportively-with a mesmerizing peacock feather-to arouse the amorous desires in the damsels of the harem.

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

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

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The multicolored rays from your gems appear like a bunch of peacock feathers that You wear on Your head. The consorts of the Lord become intoxicated with their desire for Him through that beautiful appearance.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam:Oh PaadhukE ! There are many gems enmeshed on Your surface . They are radiating many-hued beautiful rays. That scene looks like the peacock feather bunch held by Manmathan " hand to enhance the love of MahALakshmI and the divine consorts through the magic (indra-jaalam ) of those abundant multihued lustre. The inner meaning is that the devotees of the Lord , who hear and comprehend clearly the subtle meanings of AzhwAr's paasurams will have no limit to their love for their Lord.

3) There are the antha:pura janams like the Lord's consorts (suddhAntha pakshmala-dhrusAm ). There are the Paadhukais of the Lord radiating heir multisplendored beams of colors resembling the myriad colors of the peacock feathers. The movement of the Lord's Thiruvadi and the associated dynamics of the spreading of the hues from the gems appear like the playful act of magic by Manmathan to enhance the passion of the Lord's Devis for Him ( Vividha rathna mayUkhA lakshyAth suddhAntha pakshmaLa dhrusAm Madana indrajAlam aathanvathIm vaihArikAm mOhana pinchikAm samudhvahasi)(V.S).

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Sloka #548

548. rathnaIrvyavasThithasithAsithashONavarNaI: AlOkavABdhirajahath shruthisannikarShaI: dhraShtum mukundhacharaNAvanimEShadhrushyoU sandrushyasE janani! samBhruthanEthrapankthi:

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

Oh Mother Paaduka! The white, black and red radiations come from gems. You appear to relish looking at the Feet without a wink, with these innumerable eyes, namely the gems-they are Your eyes. They possess light; they elongate and extend to the ears. (They are related to the subject of the Shrutis).

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

Special Notes byV.SatakOpan (V.S):

1) UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Oh Mother! The gems on You radiate white, black and red hues and they appear like multi- colored eyes enjoying the beauty of Your Lord's Thiruvadi without winking. Those "eyes" are long and therefore stretch upto the ears (i- e) they are very close to the Veda manthrams residing next to the Lord's feet. The Veda manthrams are there to eulogize the Lord and the PaadhukAs are there to protect the Lord's feet. The word "Sruthi " means both Vedam and the organ of hearing , ear. The eyes of beautiful women are long and stretch towards their ears. Swamy Desikan uses his poetic imagination here to suggest that the PaadhukAs resemble a beautiful lady with many eyes to devour the Lord's beauty like His consorts.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The eyes have white, red and black hues in them. When one looks at the rays of the diamond, ruby and Onyx gems enmeshed on You , it looks like the eyes of beautiful women devouring the Lord's soundharyam without winking their eyes. The inner meaning is that every paasram of Swamy NammazhwAr is like the bright nandhA ViLakku (made up of the rays of the gems) and the eye to enjoy the Lord shown by that rathna dhIpam.

3) There are the Lord's Thiruvadis ( Mukuntha CharaNams). On that falls the unmixed ( vyavasTitha) rays of white gems , rubies and Onyx ( sitha-sONa-asitha varNai: aalOkavadhbhi : ) . These rays that resemble the eyes of the beautiful ladies marked by them stretching almost to their ears are devouring as it were the beauty of the Lord's feet positioned near the Sruthis without even winking for a second ( ajahath sannikarshai: rathnai: animEsha-dhrusyou Mukundha CharaNou dhrashtum ). The assembly of the rays from the multicolored gems look like the rows of the multicolored eyes of the beautiful ladies ( nEthra panki: samdhrusyasE )..(V.S).

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Sloka #549

549. gAruthmathAntharithamoUkthikapankthilakshyAth dhUrvAmaDhUkarachitham dhurithOpashAnthyaI mAtha:! svayam vahasi mugDhaDhiyAm prajAnAm mangaLyamAlyamiva mAdhavapAdhukE! thvam

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

Oh Mother Madhava-Paaduka! Emeralds and pearls are alternately placed in Your surface. It looks as though You, as mother, chose to wear the prescribed Aruham-grass-Madhukara-flower garland on Yourself on behalf of Your misguided children for their expiatory ritual.

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

SlOkam 549:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Mother PaadhukE! You are radiating green rays from Your emeralds and white rays from Your pearls. Their regular intermingling looks like a garland made of green flowers and white grass. You appear to be wearing that garland to bring auspiciousness to Your children". Mothers wear garlands made of green grass and Iluppai flowers (white) to ward off any amangaLams that might come in the way of their children.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: In svayamvarams of a Raaja KumAri , the princess holds in her hand a garland made of aruham pul and Iluppai flower. She picks one of the assembled princes as her husband and places the garland that she holds in her hand. Oh PaadhukE ! You seem to be holding in Your hands the garland of white and green to help the bhAgyasaali choose the Lord as the husband.

3) Oh Maadhava PaadhukE ! You are decorated by rows of green gems and white pearls ( gaaruthmatha antharitha moukthika pankai: ). That looks like a vyAjam for the removal of the sins of ignorant janams ( mugdha-dhiyAm prajAnaam dhurithOpasAnthyai lakshyAth) and to bring them closer to Your Lord. The intermingling of the green rays from Maragathams and the white rays from the pearls looks like a garland made up of green aruham grass and white Iluppai flower for use in the vivAham of the jeevans with their Lord ( DhUrvA madhUka rachitham MangaLya-maalyAm svayam vahaseeva)(V.S).

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Sloka #550

550. rangADhirAjapadharakshiNi! rAjathE vajrOpasanGhatithamoUkthikavidhrumashrI: sakthA chiram manasi samyaminAm nivAsAth sUryEndhuvahnimayamaNdalavAsanEva

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

Oh Paaduka! Diamonds, pearls, and corals on You, bring to one's mind the fact of the Lord with You having remained very long in the heart of the yogis wherein You have dwelt in surya, chanra-and agni-mandala respectively, to carry forward the resulting colours to this day!

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

SlOkam 550:

1) UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Oh RanganAtha PaadhukE! The combined lustre from Your diamonds , pearls and corals live long in the minds of Yogis. The presence of that lustre appears like the coexistence of Soorya, Moon and Fire orbits (mandalams) residing there. According to Yoga SaasthrAs , Yogi's Minds house the Lord at the epicenter of concentric circles of the orbits of Sun, Moon and Fire. Swamy Desikan suggests that Yogis meditate on the combined lustre of diamonds, pearls and corals and gain the blessings of darsanam of the Lord effortlessly through such DhyAnams. They do not therefore need to resort to harsh Yogic practices to gain the same result.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that AzhwAr's Paasurams house in them the three moods : (1) The thApam from separation from the Lord /vislEsham (2) the appearance of the Lord to please the AzhwAr /samslEsham and (3) the joy arising from the enjoyment of the Lord /BhOgam. They are like the phenemenon of the co- existence of the Sun, the Moon and Fire in the mind of a Yogi meditating on the Lord.

3) There is an amalgamated effulgence of Diamonds , Pearls and Corals enmeshed on the surface of Paadhukais ( tE vajra upasangaDitha Moukthika vidhruma SrI: ). That integrated radiance is like the presence of Sooryan, Moon and Agni in the heart lotuses of Yogis engaged in deep dhyAnam of the Lord ( SamyaminAm manasi saktha sUryEndhu-vahnimaya maNDala vaasanEva raajathE )(V.S).

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