Obeisance to Lord Vinaayaka
To indite Unmai Vilakkam without detracting from
The Aagamas which treasure the message of Deliverance,
We will, to set at nought bondage, embosom Him
Whose face is like a tusker’s whence flows strong must,
Whose hue is like the evening sky, whose belly is
Like a pot and whose hands are a pentad.
Translation: Dr. T. N. Ramachandran,Thanjaavoor ,2003