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Kanchipuram Tiruppugazh
« on: November 15, 2008, 11:15:10 AM »
There is one song among the many songs sung by Saint Arunagiri
Natha, in Kanchipuram.  In Kanchipuram, there is also an exlusive
temple, for Skanda, called  Kumara Kottam.

The verse is on Nayaki-Nayaka Bhava, and it reads like this:
The maiden, on seperation from her lover, Muruga,  sings,

The full moon in the sky, is emitting poisonous rays, poisonous
      rays, worse than a cobra!

The roars of the ocean's waves, and the crying of the snails  on the
         seashore and the oysters' sounds from the sea,
         these  sounds are really roasting me!
I came to you without the feeling of love, but you came to me with love,
            you should come to me and embrace me, saying 'Do not fear!' 
You went with the green peacock and married the green hunter girl,
             and live in all green hills,
You anklets ensure protection to the devotees, who look at your feet,
            you like these small breasts of this maiden,
And stay in Kacchi* and you are loved by Kamakshi who is in the
            Karpaga Vana** and her consort Kacchabesvara!***

(* Kacchi - Tamil classical name for Kanchipuram.  ** Kamakshi
  is said to have done tapas in Karpaga Vana, a garden in Kanchipuram
  and attain the left side of Siva's body in Tiruvannamalai. *** This
  is the name of Siva in Kanchipuram and he is called called, Ekambara,
  the god with eight directions as his attire! )

(Source:  Tiruppugazh Verses, Arunagiri Natha.  Tiruppugazh
  Devotees Group, New Delhi.  Prose rendering, mine.)

Arunachala Siva.