Paadukha Yanthram for Wednesday


Sri RanganAtha padhukA sahasra shlOkams composed by Swami Desikan are all very powerful.

They have tremendous mantra siddhi and kaarya siddhi. Those from the chitra paddhathis (the 7 Yanthrams picked for the seven days) are very auspicious for worship by the ladies in this context.

Rice flour is the best for drawing the kolam .It can also be drawn on white cloth with colored dye (yellow) or drawn on copper or silver /gold plates. The aksharams can be invoked thru the japam, if you are drawing with rice flour. For yanthrams in copper plate, aksharams can be drawn and preserved for continuous use.

If you use rice flour the visarjanam (removal) can be done with the prayer

The yanthram itself is the Aaradhya moorthy. Additional deities need not be invoked or placed on yanthrams. Please use them. Please draw these kolams in your pooja gruhams, recite the shlokams of the day and after that gently remove by hand, the yan- thram after prostrating before it. Swamy Deshikan’s limitless skill as a poet is revealed in the creation of these slOkams in the yanthram (sabdha chithrams) in Sri RanganAtha PaadhukA ahasram (1000 shlOkams composed in less than three hours) in chithra padhathi section of the Sahasram.

Paadukha Yanthram for Sunday can be found at:

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Paadukha Yanthram for Tuesday can be found at:

For Wednesday

kAdhupAsyasadhAlOkA kAlOdhAhruthadhAmakA

kAmadhADhvariramsAkAkAsA rangEshapAdhukA

காத் உபாஸ்ய ஸதாலோகா கால உதாஹ்ருத தாமகா

காமதா அத்வரிரம்ஸாகா அகாஸா ரங்கேச பாதுகா

Meaning:The Paaduka is contemplated upon by sages (who devote to meditation in absolute renunciation, living on mere water-drinking) as a halo-marked object. It shines with garlands dedicated to it. It gets to the walking operation on the Lord taking it for His free will to proceed to de- sired places. The Paaduka of Lord Ranganatha grants to us all we ask for.

Special Notes by Shri V. Sadagopan:

This verse is set Chathurara-chakra Bhandham or four-leaved chakra bhandham. It is also represented as Ashta dhaLa Padhma Bhandham (eight petalled lotus).

This eight petalled lotus pattern is used by the ladies of the house for wor- ship on WEDNESDAYS. The letters of the slOkam are removed during the household use and the letter ” Kaa ” found at the center of the yan- thram is replaced by SrI Raama PaadhukAs.

1) UthamUr Swamy’s anubhavam: The PaadhukAs of Lord RanganAtha are meditated upon by the sages, whose food is water only. The Paadhu- kAs have a brilliant lustre and wear beautiful garlands at the appropriate times. They travel in novel and pleasing ways to satisfy their Lord, who wishes to fulfil the prayers of His devotees.

2) SrImath Andavan’s anubhavam: The Paadhukais remove the darkness in the hearts of the Sages through their meditation on the Paadhukais as the most radiant entity. The Paadhukais have the distinction of being adorned with the flower garlands used by their Lord. They have the Intense desire to carry the Lord during His activities of protecting the world they fulfill the benevolent desires of the devotees and remove the inauspicious thoughts from their minds. They have the gait and glory of their Lord. The inner meaning is that The AchAryAs (Paadhukais of the Lord) have the Lord under their control through intense Bhakthi yOgam and make it easy for us to have His anugraham through the KshaNikOpAyam of Prapatthi (that which takes a second to practice) and remove our Ajn~Ana Sam- sayamviparyams(dangersof doubtsarisingfromournescience).

3) Additional meanings by V. Sadagopan: ” Ka + ath” combine to give the word Kaadhu, a synonym for the Sages, who perform intense tapas while consuming water only. The dhivya Paadhukais are meditated upon by them as the most lustrous ones (Kaadhu upAsya sath aalOkA). Sath aa- lOka refers to the superior jyOthi of the PaadhukAs. The PaadhukAs adorn the garlands worn erstwhile by their Lord during the time of wor- ship to them (Kaala udhAhrutha dhAmakaa). They bless their devotees with auspiciousness and remove inauspicious thoughts (Kaamadhaa).

These PaadhukAs are fond of engaging in different sanchaara gathis of the Lord (adhva riramsakaa RangEsa PaadhukA akAsA).

பொருள் – தண்ணீர் தவிர வேறு எதனையும் உட்கொள்ளாத முனிவர்களால் உபாஸிக்கப்படும் ப்ரகாசம் கொண்டவள்; பூஜை காலங்களில் மாலைகள் ஸமர்ப்பிக்கப்பட்டவளாக உள்ளவள்;  எங்கும் ஸஞ்சாரம் செய்தபடி உள்ளதில் மகிழ்வு கொண்டவள்; இப்படிப்பட்ட ஸ்ரீரங்கநாதனின் பாதுகைகள், அவனைப் போன்றே  நடையைக் கொண்டுள்ளாள் (வேண்டியதை அளிக்கிறாள்).




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Source and courtesy : Opilliappan Sadagopan Swami(sundarasimham), Madhavakannan Swami, Sriram Srinivasan Swami and Sriman Sunder kidambi Swami, Sridharan Swami (namperumal journal)

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