He is the hoary and abiding Light
That stood a column of glorious flame
Beyond the ken of the darkly-bright and red-eyed Maal
And the one ensconced on the fragrant Lotus;
He is the Light beautiful that sets at nought
He is the Light infinite that abides
Beyond the extensive earth,
the seven worlds,
The ether and the heavens.
He is of Perumpatra-p-Puliyur.
Unlived indeed are the days unspent in His praise.
Translation: T. N. Ramachandran,Thanjaavoor ,1995