God in Aruḷtuṟai in Veṇṇai Nallūr on the southern bank of the river Peṇṇai which is full of splendor!
who rides on a bull!
having been your slave before.
Is it proper for me to counter-argue now that I am not your slave?
as you clarified my mind removing the inconsistency I shall not die.
I shall not be born hereafter.
if I am destined to be born and live in this world I am unable to bear the sufferings of old age.
you guard me with special care, me I have gone astray from the right path and talk only lies.
Translation: V.M.Subramanya Aiyar–Courtesy: French Institute of Pondichery / EFEO (2006)
O, Taurus Rider!, I can\'t die, can\'t get re-born,
can\'t age and ail, I simply can\'t.
But I swerved, me, a liar sure, yet, may you take me, target me,
ignore my faults forgiving me!
On glistening Pennai\'s south is Vennainalloor\'s
Arutturai Temple! O, Lord,
Me,unforgettable,unforgotten slave before this birth,now and after,
how can you or I aver I am none of yours?
Translation: S. A. Sankaranarayanan, Kumbakonam, 2016