Civaṉ who always remains in the temple Aruḷtuṟai, without leaving it, in Veṇṇainallūr on the southern bank of the river Peṇṇai, which is full of honey!
you are the life in the bodies, which knows all things and are those bodies in which life exists.
you are the world.
you are the sky, the earth, the ocean and the mountain.
Having been your slave before is it proper on my part to counter-argue now that I am not your slave?
Translation: V.M.Subramanya Aiyar–Courtesy: French Institute of Pondichery / EFEO (2006)
Flesh and life are you;worlds and skies are you;
Earth and Seas You are!
Hills and rivers are you, the Grace in Arutturai shrine
of Vennainalloor on the south of Pennai streams
floral honey sweet as Being Becoming in sevenfold Grace
supreme aboard the Taurus mount! A slave of your Highness
steadfast me already, how can I ever be called
I am no slave, none of yours?
Translation: S. A. Sankaranarayanan, Kumbakonam, 2016