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Sri Vedantadeshika's Padukasahasram - A delightful discourse

Sri Padukasahasram is a multifaceted stotra-ratnam on glories of the two Padukas (sandals) adorning the lotus feet of Lord Sri Ranganatha. Composed by the great acharya Sri Vedantadeshika, it consists of 1008 verses distributed into 32 paddhatis (chapters). Sri Padukasahasram is one of the most magnificent literary, philosophical and spiritual compositions of Swami Deshika. It is said that all the verses were composed on one fine evening. In this course, the meanings for verses in all Paddhatis will be covered in English, by R. Thirunarayanan, Ph.D. This will be an ongoing course till all the paddhatis are covered.

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About the Course

What will you gain from this course? (Key Benefits / Learning Outcomes)

  • Understand the basic meaning of the first all verses in Sri Padukasahasram.
  • Experience the delight of Bhakti by internalizing the meaning of this magnificent kavya.
  • Experience the delight of eminence of Sri Divayamanipaduka of Sri Ranganatha. 

What are the materials/support you get?

  • Live, interactive sessions with opportunities to raise your doubts and get them clarified directly from the teacher.
  • Anytime access to recordings of classes (both video and audio).
  • PDF with the verses and simple English meaning will be provided for reference. 

What are the prerequisites to get the best out of this course? (Eligibility)

  • Willingness to learn the meaning of Padukasahasram.
  • Regularly attending all classes. 
  • Knowledge of Sanskrit will be beneficial.

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This course attempts to cover the basic meaning all 1008 verses in 32 paddhatis. Each paddhati will be explained one by one. Currently the 3rd paddhati shall be covered. 

At the end of certain paddhatis, an interesting and thought provoking MCQ quiz shall be offered for interested students which shall be scored. These scores shall be aggregated and certificate will be issued after completion of the entire series of courses. 

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