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Songs for Leaving
« on: November 16, 2008, 10:48:09 AM »
Neethal Vinnappam, Songs for Leaving by Manikkavachagar, is a
composition of 50 verses.  We shall see a couple of more verses now.

Verse 7 reads like this:

You have taken even this liar as a substance, and took over me,
O the Truth, who is the king of Uttara Kosa Mangai!
Please hold me, the one who is having dark poison on his throat,
O the Red, who cleanses the karmas of this lowly soul!

Verse 8 reads like this:

I am like an ant caught in the midst of a log burning from both sides,
I am with useless head, Please hold me,
O king of Uttara Kosa Mangai, O god of three worlds,
The holder of a Spear with three heads* who shines before me.

(* Trident)

(Source: Tiruvachakam, Manikkavachagar, Tamil. Saiva Siddhanta
Book Publishing House, Chennai.)

Arunachala Siva.