the first cause of all things who dwells in the temple Aruḷtuṟai in Veṇṇainallūr on the southern bank of the river Peṇṇai which is full of minerals!
god who is full of grace!
having been a slave to you before.
Is it proper on my part to counter-argue now, that I am not your slave?
I have no intelligence.
therefore I am an ignorant person.
I am the meaning of the word ātaṉ!
though I am such an unfit person, please grant me the boons that people who worship your feet, receive without despising me.
Translation: V.M.Subramanya Aiyar–Courtesy: French Institute of Pondichery / EFEO (2006)
Inept am I; stupid am I;blabbering against your Order
\'blind mouth\' am I; yet won\'t you
grant Grace as you would on they that bow
unto your Feet for fruit?
May you the Primordial entempled in Arutturai
of Vennainalloor on the South
of Pennai pollen laden ne\'er mend or mind my meanness.
How gainsay me ancient as none of yours?
Translation: S. A. Sankaranarayanan, Kumbakonam, 2016