SrI RanganathA PaadhukA Sahasram

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Lord SrI RanganAtha of Srirangam


Sri Ranganatha Paadhuka Sahasram, 1008 Shlokams of this magnificent work by Swami Desikan are set in 32 Paddhatis. The Paddhatis are organized as follows. (This is reproduced from U.Ve. Sri Vedanta Desikan Swamin's book).

 The breakup of Sri Ranganatha Paadhuka Sahasram's 1008 SlOkams in 32 Paddhathis is as follows:


 Name of the Paddhathi

SlOkams Content of the Paddhatis
1.  Prasthaava paddhathi

Verses   1-20

Introduction to the PaadhukA Sahasram

2.  SamAkhyA paddhathi

Verses   21-30

How Paaduka is appropriately referred to as Sataari or Satakopam

3. PrabhAva Paddhathi 

Verses 31-100

Greatness of Paaduka

4. SamarpaNa Paddhathi

Verses 101-120

Rama had pledged Paaduka to Bharata as surety for return

5. PrathiprasthAna Paddhathi Verses 121-140 Return of Paaduka to Ayodhya with Bharata
6. AdhikAra Parigraha Paddhathi Verses 141-180 Assumption of Power
7. Abhisheka Paddhathi Verses 181-210 Coronation of the Paaduka
8. NiryAthanA paddhathi  Verses 211-240 Reinstatement at Rama's feet after 14 years
9. VaithALikA paddhathi Verses 241-250 Poets and Panegyrists sing Paaduka's praise
10. SrungAra Paddhathi Verses 251-260 Love-play between Paaduka Devi and Lord Rama
11. SanchAra Paddhathi Verses 261-320 The Lord strolls with the Paadukas on
12. Pushpa Paddhathi Verses 321-350 Oblations with flowers
13. ParAga Paddhathi Verses 351-380 Potency of dust from the Paadukas
14. Naadha Paddhathi Verses 381-480 On the melody of Paaduka walking
15. Rathna SaamAnya Paddhathi Verses 481-530 Gems as a totality-Distan view
16. Bahurathna Paddhathi  Verses 531-580 Varieties of gems present together emitting spectra-Near view
17. PadmarAga Paddhathi Verses 581-610 The luster of the ruby
18. MukthA Paddhathi Verses 611-660 On pearls in the Paaduka
19. Marathaka Paddhathi Verses 661-680 On the emerald gems
20. Indra Neela Paddhathi Verses 681-710 On the sapphire beauty
21. BimBha PrathibimBha paddhathi Verses 711-730 Objects reflected in the Paadukas lustrous surface
22. Kaanchana Paddhathi Verses 731-750 Gold Paadukas
23. Sesha Paddhathi Verses 751-760 Paaduka exhibiting its status of subservience. Also the incarnation of Adisesha
24. Dwandhva Paddhathi Verses 761-780 The twin-Paaduka and its speciality
25. Sannivesa Paddhathi Verses 781-800 Shape and beauty of the Paaduka
26. YanthrikA paddhathi Verses 801-810 The knob in each Paaduka
27. RekhA Paddhathi Verses 811-820 On the streaks on the Paaduka
28. SubhAshitha Paddhathi Verses 821-830 The maxims of conduct that the Paaduka implies
29. PrakeerNa Paddhathi  Verses 831-910 Miscellaneous aspects
30. Chitra Paddhathi  Verses 911-950 Chitra Paddhati which emphasizes a suitable fitting matrix of artistry-a specialty of Oriental poetry
31. NirvEda Paddhathi Verses: 951-970 Words in disgust, in humility; entreating about one's pitiable plight
32. Pala Paddhathi Verse 971-1008 Rewards for having composed of the work and for recitation of the same

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