the father in Atikai Vīraṭṭāṉam on the bank of the Keṭilam full of water!
as I neglected the word of the watchman of the tank, who sees to it that none make the water unclean.
those who were standing on the bank
telling me you yourself find the depth of the tank.
as they pushed me to get into the tank which has water of swimming depth.
I do not know any way in the ghat to stand in the water just deep enough to stand.
I have not heard any news like this till now.
to make me disabled by bringing together the intestines with the belly.
they went satisfied
the first four lines are allegorical
Translation: V.M.Subramanya Aiyar–Courtesy: French Institute of Pondichery / EFEO (2006)