In this multifaceted master-piece of a kavyam of Sri Ranganatha Paduka Sahasram (or Sri Paduka Sahasram), Swami Desikan has celebrated the glories of the two Padukas (sandals) adorning and supporting the lotus feet of the Lord of Srirangam. This suprasiddha (highly revered) kavyam has 1,008 verses housed in 32 chapters (Padhathis). Sri Paduka Sahasram is one of the most magnificent literary, philosophical and theological compositions of Swami Desikan. In this extraordinary kavyam, Swami Desikan explained that the Lord’s sandals and NammAzhwAr are one and the same. He pointed out further that the sacred sound arising from the movement of the Lord on His Padukas is equal to the sacred sound of Thiruvaimozhi arising out of Sri SatakOpA’s mouth and Sri Paduka Sahasram emanating out of his own mouth.
The individual verses arising from the power of Swami Desikan’s Hayagreeva mantrOpAsanam are very powerful in their mAntric significance. Our Poorvacharyas have strongly recommended the parayanam (recitation) of the 32 Padhathis of Sri Paduka Sahasram everyday (pratidinam/anudinam). Those who do so are sure to receive the blessings of Swami Desikan and become His paramabhaktas.
Shri UshappAkkam VijayarAghavachariyAr and Shri Perumal Koil PV Satakopa Thathachariyaar swami has recorded pAdhukA sahasram in Santhai form with clear pronunciation so that even a novice can easily follow and learn. The donation made towards the purchase of this CD and Book are used towards Kinkaryams in various temples for Swami Desikan. Details of the CD and contact information can be found below.
Also during Swami Desikan’s Thirunaksharta Mahotsavam, a book entitled “மறை உரைக்கும் பொருள்” written by Sri.U.Ve. Dr.Satagopa Thathacharyar Swami was released by Sri U.Ve. Karunakarachariar Swami at Thoopul Divya desam.
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