Buddhists and the unfortunate camaṇar to slander about Civaṉ and to speak words of similar ideas and transgress all limits of decency.
the thief who captivated my mind having obtained alms.
this person is truly the Lord who resides gladly in Piramāpuram, and is a like a mad man to be spoken derisively by people that the act of covering his body with the skin of a rutting elephant to make it bewildered .
Translation: V.M.Subramanya Aiyar – Courtesy: French Institute of Pondichery / EFEO (2006)
A demon came in the form of an elephant to oppose Siva. He frightened the elephant, peeled its skin and covered Himself with it.
Notes: Su. Kothandaraman, Mambalam, Chennai (2008)
Buddhas, Samanas impious impish, on Saivam cavilled;
Faulting the route of the greats, fared in errrant thoughts. Then He
Roamed the world with alms-bowl, as the winner of my heart skinning
The tusker must, took its hide for cover mad at Brahmapuram whose Lord certain is He.
Translation: S. A. Sankaranarayanan, Kumbakonam, 2013