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Sri Ranganatha Padhuka Sahasram

PADDHATHI #16: Varieties of gems present together emitting spectra-Near view

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Sloka #561

561 udhgIrNagADathamasO harinIlaBhangA: thArAvishESharuchirANi cha moukthikAni thvathsangamAth sarasijEkshaNapAdharakshE! samyOjayanthi nishayA BhavamoULichandhram

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

(When the Paaduka is placed on Siva's head) Oh Paaduka! The blue sapphires on You create a vision of darkness, in which the white pearls shine like stars. When You rest for a moment on Siva's head, You create-when in broad daylight-a spectre of night for the moon in Siva's locks (which it gets only now)!

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

SlOkam 561

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam : Oh Paadhukais of the lotus-eyed Lord! When the dark bluish radiations from Your sapphire mingles with the white radiations from Your pearls , You seem to unite the crescent Moon on Rudra's head with the dark night. (Rudran wears the Paadhukais on His matted locks and the crescent Moon there gets united with the dark blue lustre from the sapphires enmeshed in the paadhukais and thus resembles the dark slivers of night. Normally , the crescent moon on Rudra's head does not have the companionship of the night ).

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam:There are the dark blue sapphires and white pearls on the Paadhukais. The dark blue hue of sapphire is like the darkness that is not banished by the sun's light. The pearls look like the clear Moon light. Rudran wears the Paadhukais on His head. The lustre of the crescent moon on Rudran's head gets united with the lustes of sapphires and the pearls. That looks like the crescent Moon having the companionship of the night.

3) Oh the Paadhukais of the Lord resembling that of the beautiful and soft lotus petal (SarasijEkshaNE) ! Your sapphires are like the darkness spewed out (udhgIrNa gADa tamasa HarineelA : ) . Your pearls are like the most enjoyable bright white stars on the dark night ( tArAvisesha ruchirANi moukthikAni). When both are united with You , it appears like the crescent moon on the locks of Rudran being united with the dark night ( Thvath sangamAth Bhava mouLi Chandram nisayA samyOjayanthi)(V.S)

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Sloka #562

562. viShNO: padhEna GhatithA maNipAdhukE! thvam vyakthEndhranIlaruchirujjvalamoUkthikashrI: kAlEShu dhIvyasi marudBhirudhIryamANA kAdhambinIva paritha: sPhutavAribindhu:

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

Oh Paaduka! You and the rain-bearing dark clouds are similar. You bear the Vishnu-pada (the Lord's Feet). The clouds move in Vishnupada (the sky). Your blue gems with white pearls on the surrounding, give the image of dark blue cloud with water drops. Winds (Marut) move the clouds. You sit on the heads of the Devas (Maruts).

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

SlOkam 562

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh gem-bedecked Paadhukais of the Lord! You appear to me like a row of dark blue clouds of the rainy season sprouting drops of clear rain water on all sides, when they are driven by the winds. The sheen of Your dark blue sapphires mingling with the white lustre of pearls remind me of the above analogy. ( Pearls in the poet's imagination appear like the rain drops from the dark blue clouds).

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam : The combination of the dark blue hue of the sapphires mingling with the white hued pearls on You remind one of the clouds of the rainy season showering rain. The inner meaning is that Swamy NammAzhwAr is happy over the thought of the auspicous attributes of the Lord and is sad that such a Lord is not accessible to embrace with his hands and see with his eyes . That makes him cry.

3) The Paadhukais are united with the Lord's Thiruvadi. On them are enmeshed the darkish blue sapphires ( vyaktha IndhraneelA ruchi : ) and the radiant white hued pearls( ujjvala moukthika SrI : ) . This union reminds Swamy Desikan of the dark rain clouds driven by winds in the four directions showering rain drops (Thvam kaalEshu udhIryamANA paritha: sphuDa vaari bhindhu: kaadhambinIva dheevyasi . (V.S).

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Sloka #565

565. paryanthasanGhatithaBhAsurapadhmarAgA: padhmOdharaBhramarakAnthimuShasthvadhIyA: thvathsamshrayENa charaNAvani! shakranIlA: pIthAmbharENa puruShENa thulAm laBhanthE

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

Oh Paaduka! The blue gems in You surrounded on all sides by red gems, give an imagery of blue bees in the heart of a red lotus. What is more, they acquire a semblance too with the blue-hued Lord covered on His body with the pitambara garment-this, a consequence of their being on You!

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

SlOkam 565

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PadhukE! The bluish rays emanating from Your sapphires mingle at its edge with the red hue of Your rubies and that reminds me of the union of blue bees with the red lotus. Together they become equal in color to the multi-hued garment that Your Lord is wearing around His waist. Due to His association with You , Your Lord looks like a bee in the middle of lotuses.

2) Oh PaadhukE (CharaNAvani)! Next to each other are the red rubies and the dark blue sapphires reminding one of the blue bee sitting on a red lotus (paryantha sangaDitha bhAsura PadhmarAgA:, ThvadhIyA: sakraneelA: Padhma udhara bhramara iva). ..(V.S).

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Sloka #566

566. shankE padhAvani! sadhA parichinvathI thvam rangEshithuscharaNapankajasoUkumAryam agrE mahOBhiraruNOpalamoUkthikAnAm prAjyAm vinikshipasi pallavapuShpapankthim

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

Oh Paaduka! I fain imagine that the red gems and pearls are tender leaves and flowers spread on You, by Your own self, in view of the high tenderness of the Lord's Feet!

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

SlOkam 566

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE!You enjoy the softeness and beauty of Your Lord's lotus feet. As He travels on You, adiyEn visualizes the combined lustres of pearls and rubies adorning You as abundant rows of creepers and flowers.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! There are red rubies and white pearls on Your surface. When Your Lord travels adorning You, their lustre spreads all around. That scene brings the thought that You spread tender creepers and flowers on the hard, stony path overwhich Your Lord has to travel. This way, You protect His soft feet from being hurt by the harsh stones & thorns. The inner meaning is that Swamy NammAzhwAr softens the hard hearts of people by upadesams on the auspicious attributes of the Lord and prepare them (hard-hearted ones) to receive PerumAL in their hearts. AchAryAL's upadesam and anugraham are thus important to raise PeriumAl consciousness in people .

3) Oh RangEsa PadhAvani! You always enjoy the softness of Your Lord's sacred feet(Thvam SadhA CharaNa Pankaja soukumAryam parichinvathy) . In Your front portion, the effulgence of the red rubies and the white pearls are dominant. Their assembly looks like the spreading of many rows of red flowers and tender creepers( Thvam agrE aruNOpala MoukthikAnAm mahObhi: pallava-Pushpa prAjyAm pankthim vinikshipasi sankE) This way , You seem to spread the soft flowers and tender creepers before Your Lord's path ..(V.S)

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Sloka #567

567. nirgacChathA charaNarakshiNi! nIyamAnA rangEshvarENa BhavathI raNadhIkshithEna suthE surArisuBhatInayanAmbujAnAm jyoUthsnIm nishAmiva sithAsitharathnaBhAsA

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

Oh Paaduka! Intent on a fight against Asuras, the Lord starts wearing You. The result of the fight, the decimation of the Asuras is portended even by the scene created by the white and dark gems on You, since their halo creates a dark night with a moon-whereat the wives of asuras close their eyes-the lotuses of their eyes close themselves automatically as expected at night and at the sight of the moon!

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

SlOkam 567

1) UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: In the Bahurathna paddhathi , Swami Desikan salutes the lustres of of more than (bahu) one gem decorating the Lord's Thiruvadi (sacred feet). Here , Swamy salutes the white and dark blue lustres of pearls and sapphires respectively. He says: " When the Lord travels on You for His campaigns to destroy the enemies of the DevAs, You shine with the white and dark blue lustres of Your pearls and sapphires. Your white lustre spreads like the rays of the Moon and closes the blossomed lotus eyes of the wives of Your Lord's enemies. Until the Lord set foot on His campaign, the wives of the asurAs were in a happy state like the blossomed lotuses. Their eyes were showing signs of joy. Once they learnt about the start of the Lord's Vijaya yAthrai, their lotus-like eyes closed. The lotus closes when the Moon arises.

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that AchArya upadEsams about the existence of the Lord and His KalyANa guNams are for banishing our sorrows arising from staying away form the Lord; the hearing of such upadEsams destroys people's inauspicious attributes like Kaamam , DhvEsham , KrOdham ( desire for perishable things and attachment to them , hatred and anger). They become dead and the person recieving the upadEsam is saved.

3) Oh PaadhukE ! Your Lord is ready to go on His campaigns to destroy the enemies of His devotees. He adorns You during these campaigns and You transport Him to these battles ( RaNa-dhIkshithEna RangEswarENa neeyamAnA Bhavathi ). You display the white (sitha) and the black (asitha) lustre from Your white pearls and black onyx gems. Lord Ranganathan is saluted here as "RaNa DhIkshithan " or One who is adept in warfare relating to Bahktha RakshaNam and Dushta nigraham....(V.S).

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Sloka #568

568. marathakaharithAngI mEdhurA padhmarAgaI: aBhinavajalabindhuvyakthamukthAPhalashrI: kalayasi padharakshE! kriShNamEGhaprachArAth kanakasaridhanUpE shAdhvalam sEndhrakOpam

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

Oh Paaduka! The green emeralds with interspersing red gems, with water-drop-like pearls all around, with the cloud-hued Lord above, create in my mind an imagery of green fields on the sides of the Kaveri where silkworms abound in the rainy season.

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

SlOkam 568

1) UtthamUr Sawmy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan refers here to the miracle performed by the Paadhukais on the bank of Cauveri river with the help of its Lord, KrishNa. Swamy Desikan sees a meadow of healthy green grass on the river bank and sees dew drops on the grass as well as the red-colored insects known as IndragOpam, which make their appearance during the rainy seasons. Swamy Desikan says : " Oh PadhukE! You took the form of the fertile grass on the banks of Cauveri through the spreading of the green rays from Your emeralds. Your rubies gave the contrast to the green color of the emeralds ( grass) through their red lustre by spreading as silky-red IndragOpa insects (Pattu Poocchi). Your pearls became the glistening white dew drops resting on the blades of green grass. Your Lord, who is of dark hue (ShyAma KrishNan ) showered His rain of compassion as rainy clouds to nourish the grass ". Swamy Desikan's imagination as a poet is unmatched. The green emeralds, the red rubies, the white pearls and the bluish-hued Thiruvadi of the Lord are respectively compared to the green grass, the red IndragOpams , the dew drops and the rainy cloud respectively.

2) Srimath Andava's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your Lord steps out on You. Your surface is enmeshed with Emerald, Rubies and Pearls. Their combined lustre reminds me of the water drops on the green ground with red IndragOpa insects .

3) Swamy Desikan visualizes the MaNi Paadha rakshai studded with a rich set of emeralds, pearls and rubies. The Paadhukais have the green body of emerald ( marataka haritha angi). The Paadhukais are stout with red rubies (padhmarAgai : mEdhurA ). The pearls on Paadhukais look like water droplets shining on the blades of grass ( Thvam abhinava jala bhidhu vyaktha mukthA-phala SrI ). The assembly of emerald, rubies and pearls reminded Swamy Desikan of the wet green banks of Cauvery populated with assembly of Pattu Poocchis (IndhragOpams) One of the ThirumAlirumchOlai paasurams has the comparison of the red hued IndragOpams on green grass of Pattu poocchi resting on the green grass on the slopes of ThirumAlirumchOlai during the rainy season .(V.S)

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

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Sloka #569

569. virachithasurasinDhO: viShNupAdhAravindhAth samaDhika,anuBhAvam pAdhukE! dharshayanthI valaBhidhupalamukthApadhmarAgaprakAshaI: pariNamayasi nUnam prApthashONam prayAgam

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

Oh Paaduka! The Lord's Feet produced but only one holy river, the Ganga. Your greatness is even better. You contain gems that 'produce' flows of other holy rivers too-Your blue gem implies the Sona; the pearl, the Ganga, and the red gems, the Yamuna.

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

SlOkam 569:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan shifts his attention from The Cauveri now to the other rivers in this verse. He says: " Oh PaadhukE! You become the confluence of three rivers at Prayag , which is even more auspicious than the divine river GangA, which arose from the sacred feet of Your Lord during His incarnation as Thrivikrama. With the union of Your rays of the white pearl (Ganga), blue sapphire ( Yamuna) and red rubies (SoNam ), You become the holiest confluence of the three rivers at PrayAg ."

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your Lord's Thiruvadi only produced GangA. You show Your Vaibhavam as being greater than Your Lord by generating the white GangA, the dark YamunA and the red SONA river through the combination of Your pearls , sapphire and rubies. The inner meaning is that AzhwAr ( SaThAri Soori-Swamy NammazhwAr) helps the people of the world even more than the Lord Himself.

3) Oh PaadhukE ! You have more glories than Your Lord's sacred feet that produced GangA river ( Thvam virachitha Sura-sindhO: VishNu PaadhAra-vindhAth samadhikam anubhAvam darsayanthi). The combination of blue sapphire , white pearl and red rubies generated the confluence of the three rivers, Yamuna, GangA and SONA ( Valabhidhupala MukthA PadhmarAga prakAsai: prAptha SONam prayAgam pariNamayasi). This is for sure (Noonam ) (V.S).

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Sloka #570

570. viviDhamaNimayUKhaIrvyakthapakshAm vichithraI: jalaniDhidhuhithusthvAm vEdhmi lIlAchakOrIm anishamavikalAnAm pAdhukE! rangaBharthu: charaNanaKhamaNInAm chandhrikAmApibanthIm

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

Oh Paaduka! With the different coloured rays coming out from various gems, You appear like the Chakora bird, a pet of Mahalakshmi, which is eager to devour the full moon light (-appearance only!) resulting from the nails of the Lord's feet!

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

SlOkam 570:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan describes the PaadhukAs here as the ChakOrA birds drinking the Moon rays arising from the Lord's foot nails. The mythical ChakOrA birds consume only the rays of the Moon as their nourishing food. The nails of the Lord's sacred feet resemble Moon's rays in their coolness , whiteness and nourishing capabilities. He says: " Oh PaadhukE ! The various colored rays emanating from the gems adoring You take the form of the winged chakOrA birds and drink the moon rays from the nails of the blemishless Lord, RanganAtha. The ChakOra birds consume these divine rays of Moon, who is none other than the brother of Sri Devi, who arose from the milky ocean like Her, when Her Lord churned the milky ocean".

2) Srimath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! when I look at You , I am reminded of the pet ChakOra pakshi belonging to MahA Lakshmi. On You, I see white pearls, red rubies and black onyx. Their combined lustre reminds me further of the winged chakOra bird. You consume the rays of Moon emanating from the toe nails of Your Lord as the ChakOra Pakshi does. The inner meaning is that AzhwArs and AchAryAs enjoy the Lord always and are rich in their Jn~Anam and anushtAnams, while being the objects of enduring affection of MahA lakshmi .

3) Paadhukais is resplendent with many kinds of colored gems that reminds us of the wings of a colorful bird in flight ( ThvAm vichithrai: vividha MaNi mayUkhai: vyaktha PakshAm ChakOrim vEdhmi). You also looks like the pet bird that Maha Lakshmi has for Her sports ( Jalanidhi duhithu: leelA ChakOrIm vEdhmi). You stay under the sacred feet of the Lord of Srirangam and drink without let ( anisam aapiBanthIm ) the radiance of the rays of Moon (ChandrikAm) emanating from Your Lord's toe nails as the only food that is consumed by the ChakOra Pakshi ( avikalAnAm Rangabharthu: charaNa nakha maNInAm chandrikAm AapiBanthIm ThvAM Vedhmi).(V.S).

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

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