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Srimathe ramanujaya namah:
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Sri Ranganatha Padhuka Sahasram

PADDHATHI #17: The lustre of the ruby

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Sloka #591

591. archiShmathI kAnchanapAdharakshE! prasthoUthi thE pAtalarathnapankthi: rEKhAraThAngasya maha: prapancham rangEshapAdhAmbhujamaDhyaBhAja:

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

Oh Paaduka! The splendour of Your Padmaraga gems bestows lustre on to the Chakra present as lines on the foot of the Lord.

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

SlOkam 591:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh golden Paadhukais of the Lord! The radiant lustre of your cluster of rubies gives brilliance to the sign of the disc seen in the middle of the palms of your Lord's lotus feet. Your Lord's palm of the feet carry unique insignias like disc, conch, lotus, flag, kalpaka creeper et al in the form of lines to indicate His status as the Emperor of the universe.

2) Swamy Desikan addresses the Paadhukais as golden Paadhukais (Kaanchana PaadhukE) to remind us about the golden base on which the rows of rubies (paaDala-rathna pankthi) are enmeshed. He sees the rubies emanating a brilliant lustre like agni jwAlai (archishmathi paaDala-rathna pankthi) from the golden base. That red lustre intensifies the tEjas from the chakra rEkai on the palms of the feet of the Lord ( rEkhA-raTAngasya maha: prapanjam prasthouthi )..(V.S)

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

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Sloka #592

592. thvayaIva pAdhAvani! shONarathnaI: bAlAthapam nUnamudhIrayanthyA padhmApathE: pAdhathalaprarUDam rEKhAmbhujam nithyamaBhUdhanidhram

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

Oh Paaduka! The Lord's Feet have lines of lotus also. It is a nice piece of imagination to reason out that this lotus remains blossomed, never closing itself up, only because of the mild sunshine that your ruby gems emit.

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

SlOkam 592:

1) UthtamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your rubies serve as the morning sun to open the insignia of lotus on the holy feet of your Lord . The warmth of your rubies keeps however that lotus open always. ( The presence of lotus on the palms of one's foot indicate that the person has unlimited wealth . Swamy Desikan hints that the PaadhukAs confer this bhAgyam to the Lord through its rubies) .

2)SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: The lotuses of the world blossom at the sight of Sun in the morning; they close at sunset . The lotus on the palm of the foot of the Lord is always in a state of blossom thanks to the radiance of the rubies from the Paadhukais.

3)The rubies on the Paadhukais act as the moring sun ( sONa-rathnai: bAlAtapam udhIrayanthyA Thvayaiva). There is a lotus in the form of rays ( PadmApathE: paadha tala prarUDam rEkAmbhujam ). That lotus never closes its petals . It is always in a state of blossom ( rEkAmbhujam nithyam anidhram abhUth).

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

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Sloka #593

593. nithyam nijAlOkapaTham gathAnAm shrEyO dhishanthIm shrithapadhmarAgAm mahIyasIm mADhavapAdharakshE! manyAmahE mangaLadhEvathAm thvAm

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

Oh Paaduka! We would say that You are another Mahalakshmi, reputed as Mangala devata. Like Her, You have Padma-raga; You too grant the highest abode to whomsoever coming into the circle of light as she grants to whomsoever She casts her glances on; she is very great and You too are greater than the Lotus Feet.

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

SlOkam 593:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! We consider You as the equivalent to SrI Devi because of the many qualities that both of you share. Whenever both of Your eyes fall on anyone , that person recieves every type of auspicousness . SrI Devi prefers to live on the lotus flower. You stay next to the lotus feet of Your Lord. The glory of SrI Devi is large. You are larger than the Lord's feet so that You can accommodate His feet with comfort.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! adiyEn considers You as the YajamAni of all KshEmams and wealth , a veritable MahA Lakshmi. The inner meaning is that AchAryAs are the avathArams of MahA Lakshmi. When their katAksham falls on us, we have no deficiencies in this or the other world.

3) Oh Maadhava PaadharakshE ! You confer sakala KshEmams for those , who are blessed to be in the line of Your red rays from the rubies on You ( Nithyam nijalOkapaTam gathAnAm srEya: disanthi) . adiyEn considers You (Paadhukai) as the most distinguished goddess of auspiciousness ( ThvAm MahIyaseem MangaLa DevathAm manyAmahE) .

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Sloka #594

594. dhEvasya rangarasikasya vihArahEthO: AthmAnamanGhrikamalE vinivEdhya pUrvam prAyO nivEdhayasi shONamaNiprakAshaI: prathyUShapadhmakalikAm padharakshiNi! thvam

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

Oh Paaduka! As one would receive with honours an important actor as he visits the theatre, You provide after first delivering yourself unto the Lord a bouquet of lotus buds-yet to blossom, in the morning- in the form of the lustre of the Padmaraga gems. It looks so!

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

SlOkam 594:

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Swamy Desikan describes the rubies on the PaadhukAs as the lotus buds offered to the Lord's feet during worship. He says: "Oh PaadhukE! You offer the lotus buds of Your rubies to the Lord's feet, which are going to engage in a novel dance on the stage of Srirangam . You take refuge in the Lord's feet first and then offer Your rubies to serve as lotus buds as a mark of Your reverence for those feet that are about to move on the stage of Srirangam.

2) SrImath Andavn's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that SadAchAryAs place the aathmAs at the sacred feet of the Lord and during the rest of their life time on earth engage in kaimkaryams like adorning the Lord with fragrant flowers.

3) For the enjoyement of the Lord of Sriramgam during his dance on the stage of Rangam ( Rangarasikasya dEvasya vihAra-hEthO: ) , You ( Paadhukai) offer yourself first at the lotus feet of the Lord ( poorvam aathmAnam angri-kamalE vinivEdhya ). After that , You shower through Your rubies the red lotus bud like offerings ( sONA-maNi prakAsai: prathyUsha padhmakalikAm prAya: nivEdhayasi )..(V.S).

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

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Sloka #596

596. sampadhyathE thava padhAvani! padhmarAgaI: prasThAnamAngaLikahOmahuthAshanashrI: kshIrAhuthirBhavathi yathra vikalpaganga rangEshvarasya ruchirA naKharashmiDhAra

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

Oh Paaduka! As Lord Ranganatha is on an outing, a Homa for auspices is perhaps being performed. You with padmaraga gems become the fire; the stream of white flow-like milk-of the halo of rows of nails in the Lord's Feet, becomes the Ahuti, perhaps another Ganga river, since this also flows out of the Lord's Feet.

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

SlOkam 596

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Here Swamy Desikan compares the effulgence of the rubies to that of the sacred flames of a sacrifice in which milk is poured as the oblation . He compares the glow of rubies to that of Agni used in the Vedic sacrifices. He draws an analogy between the milk and the white effulgence of the Lord's toe nails . He wonders whether the white milk--like flow from the Lord's toe nails is the flow of GangA rushing out of the nails.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! The red rubie are enmeshed on You . The red lustre of the rubies mixes with the white lustre of the toe nails of the Lord . This admixture seems like the Lord performing homam with milk in the red jwAlais of Your rubies during the time of His sanchAram .

3) There is a homam known as PrasTAna MaangaLika Homam that Is performed prior to sanchArams. When Lord does this hOmam prior to His travels (vijaya YaathrAs) , the red rubies with their lustre heighten the effulgence (shObai) of the Agni ( PadmarAgai: SrI: sampadhyathE ). In that Agni , the flow of the white lustre of the toe nails of the Lord (RangEswarasya nakha rasmi dhArA ) , is like the offering of milk ( KshIrAhuthi: )(V.S).

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

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Sloka #597

597. AmunchathAmaruNayAvakapankalakshmIm shONAshmanAm thava padhAvani! kAnthiyOgAth padhmAsahAyapadhapadhmanaKhA: shrayanthE sanDhyAnuranchithasuDhAkarabimbashOBhAm

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

Oh Paaduka! When the Lord returns, it is evening. The nails of His feet bathing in the red halo of Padmaraga gems, as if they were treated with red lac, acquire the spectre of a full moon reddened in the eastern sky.

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

SlOkam 597

1)UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! The red glow from Your rubies resembles red sandal paste. When that glow combines with the sheen from Your Lord's beautiful white toe nails , it gives the impression of the beauty of Moon at dusk , when the sky is awash with ruby red color.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! Your red rubies emanate lustre that resembles the red sandal paste. When that red lustre falls on the brilliant white nails of the Lord, it reminds one of the Moon's white orbit at tawny dawn .

3) There is the beautiful white sheen from the toe nails of Sriya: Pathi( PadhmA-sahAya padha-padhma nakha kaanthi). The dawn-red beauty of the rubies enmeshed in the PaadhukAs blend with that white lustre ( AruNa yaavakapanka LakshmIm aamunchathAm Tava sONAsamanAm kaanti Yoga :). Yaavaka Panka is the red sandal paste arising from saffron blended with yellow sandal paste( Kaanhti Yogam) . The beauty produced ( LashmIm aamunchathAm ) by the admixture of this red sandal paste united with the white kaanthi of the toe nails of the Lord creates an aura of the white Moon against the red dawn . ( SandhyA anuranjitha sudhAkara-bhimbha sObhAm srayanthE) (V.S)

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

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Sloka #598

598. sThAnE thavAchyuthapadhAvani! padhmarAgA: thEjOmayA: prashamayanthi thamO madhIyam chithram thadhEthadhiha yajjanayanthi nithyam rAgAthmakEna mahasA rajasO nivrutthim

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

Oh Paaduka! The light from Your padmaraga gems dispels my tamOguna; it is reasonable, since tamas is darkness. But what one fails to understand is how the rajo guna of mine embodied in my love for sensuous pleasures is also dispelled. For here the raga of mine is removed by Padmaraga!

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

SlOkam 598

1)UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh Achyutha PaadhukE! Your rubies through their effulgence remove the darkness of my ajn~Anam. This is appropriate. But , how does their brilliant red color destroy my passionate nature (RajO guNam ) ? This is indeed difficult to understand. Swamy Desikan plays here with the double meaning of the words TamO: and Raaga: . TamO can mean TamO guNam or darkness; similarly , raaga can mean red color or desire (passion ). Swamy hints that the sacred nature of the effulgence from rubies destroy our passionate and dark nature and make us possess qualities of purity (satthva guNam ) and auspicousness.

2) SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that our Ajn~Anam is driven away by reflection on the paasurams of Swamy NammAzhwAr. When the ajn~Anam is removed , the anger and pride are also removed. Satthva guNam becomes dominant .

3) Oh PaadhukE! Your rubies have an overpowering lustre ( Tava PadhmarAgA: tEjOmayA; ). They remove the darkness of mine born out of Nescience (Tava PadhmarAgA; madhIyam Tama: prasamayanthi). The mighty red lustre of the rubies ( rAgAthmakEna MahasA ) destroys the rajO guNam in me ( madhIyam rajasa: nivrutthim janayanthi). This is indeed a wonder in this world ( ithi yath iha chithram )..(V.S).

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

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Sloka #599

599. padhmAkarAntharavikAsini! rangaBharthu: pIthvA padhAvani! maDhUni padhAravindhE shONOpaladhyuthimayIm suBhagaprachArAm manyE biBharShi mahathIm madharAgashoBhAm

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

Oh Paaduka! The Lord's Feet-a pair of lotuses-rise from the pond that is the space between the two palms of Lakshmi! The honey flowing from the feet-as if it were liquor-intoxicates You. But Your gait is lovely. Your red complexion comes from the Padmaraga gems.

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

SlOkam : 599

1) UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE! adiyEn thinks that Your rubies attained their expansive and brilliant red color from drinking the fermented honey of the lotus feet that has blossomed in the pond of MahA Lakshmi's hands . Swamy Desikan uses his poetic imagination to paint a vivid picture. Lord's feet are the twin lotuses . They blossom in the hands of MahA Lakshmi ( PadmA karam or a lotus pond ). MahA Lakshmi holds the Lord's lotus feet in Her hands to press them . The fermented honey from the lotus feet is drunk by the rubies to reach the intoxicated state revealed by the reddening of their surfaces. Swamy Desikan links the brilliant red hue of the rubies with "madha Raaga sObhA" , the special flushed effect arising from a state of drunkenness.

2)SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! the red rubies are enmeshed on You . When You transport Your Lord during His sanchAram , the red lustre from the rubies and Your movement looks like that of one , who has drunk deeply the fermented honey from the Lord's lotus feet. The inner meaning is that Swamy NammAzhwAr is " intoxicated " with the enjoyment of the guNa-Vaibhavams of the Lord `s Thiruvadis.

3) MahA Lakshmi's sacred hands hold the lotus feet of the Lord ( PadhmA kara anthara vikAsini Rangabharthu: Padha aravindham). The Paadhukai and the rubies on them appear like they are intoxicated by the drinking of the fermented honey from the Lord's lotus feet ( Rangabharthu: padha aravindhE madhUni peethvA ). The strident and beautiful sanchAram made by these radiant rubies enhances the red beauty of the rubies ( sONOpala dhyuthimayeem subhaga prachAram mahathIm madha raaga sObhAm Bhibarshi)(V.S).

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

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Sloka #600

600. padhAvani!prasrumarasya kalEryugasya prAyENa samprathi nivArayithum pravEsham shrIrangasImni thava shONamaNiprasUtha: prAkAramAgnimayamAraBhathE prakAsha:

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

Oh Paaduka! The Padmaraga-red lustre erects a novel fortress of Fire, that can effectively prevent the entry of the now-fast-spreading Kaliyuga evil.

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

SlOkam 600

1)UtthamUr Swamy's anubhavam: Oh PaadhukE ! The red effulgence arising from Your rubies surrounds the boundaries of SrI Rangam like walls of fire and prevent the entry of the age of Kali inside the holy city , the home of Your Lord.

2)SrImath Andavan's anubhavam: The inner meaning is that the comprehension of the paasurams of Swamy NammAzhwAr will remove Kali dhOshams ( involvement with spiritually injurious matters due to the dominance of desire, anger , arrogance , jealous and the like ) .

3) Oh PaadhukE! The lustre of Your rubies are like a fort of Agni around the city limits of SrIrangam ( sONAmaNi prasootha prakAsa: SrIranga-seemni agnimayam prAkAram aarabhathE ) . The spreading of the red rays from the rubies prevents the entry of Kali purushan in to SrIrangam ( KalE: yugasya SrIranga-seemni pravEsam nivArayithum aarabhatE ).

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

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