A NICE TAMIL SONG TO LORD MURUGAN
muthai-tharu pathi thiru-Nagai
muthi-koru vithu-guru-bara …… enavOthum
muppa-thumu varkka-thama-rarum …… adipENa
You are the Lord of Deivayanai, of pearl-like teeth;
You are valiant;
You were brought up in the SaravaNa poikai;
You are the seed of salvation;
You are the Supreme Spiritual Preceptor So praise Him.
patta-pagal vatta-thigi-riyil …… iravaaga
patcha-thodu ratchi-tharuL-vathum …… oruNaaLE
To the three-eyed Lord Siva, You taught the meaning of Om, the mystic word that is chanted at the begiNing
of the recital of the Vedas;
The twain Brahma and Vishnu, the thiry-three demi-gods, and their clan of celestials worship Your feet.
He aimed the arrows to cut the ten heads of RaavaNa;
He churned (the ocean) using Mt. Mantharam as a churning staff;
He made the broad day light dark by the circular discus;
He drove the chariot of Arjuna, his devotee;
He is like a green-hued cloud;
He is Thirumaal (Vishnu) and He praises You!
Please do protect me and confer grace on me this day!
thikkot-kaNa tikka-kaLu-godu …… kaLuthaada
sithrap-pavu rikku-thrigadaga …… enavOtha
The anklets in the dancing feet sound thith thith theya;
Bhairavi moving her dancing feet, dances in all directions;
The eagles and devils also dance;
In all eight directions the eight Bhairavas repeat thokuth thogu thokkuth thogu thogu to the tune of the beautiful
circular dance called pavuri.
kuthi-puthai pukku-pidiyena …… muthugoogai
kuthu-pada othu-poravala …… perumaaLE
Several drums are sounded;
In the battlefield, the aged eagle sound kukku kugu kukkuk kugu kugu and further utter sounds (as to mean)
stab and bury, enter and catch and rise up whirling.
Oh Lord! You slaughtered the inimical giants (asuras) and sacrificed them.
You are capable of fighting them causing the chief mountain range to be pierced.