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Skandar Andati
« on: November 29, 2008, 11:39:56 AM »
Verse 81 of Skandar Andati, speaks about the love pangs
of the lady-love waiting for Skanda.

Sikavala - Anba, O Lord of the pecock, who always graces the
    devotees, with his lotus hand having the Spear.
Si - kavala - van, The Lord who protects the land of Ilanji,
     not only the townsmen here, even Manmatha, the constant
     roar of pearl-giving ocean,
Si - ka- alavan, the groves, the moon, the soft bed, the flute,
     my sweet tongued mother, are burning me,

Si - kavu -ala, but these are not important.  Even the love birds on
     the trees and the southern winds, are burning me.  Why don't
      you come fast?

(Source: Skandar Andati - Tiruppugazh. Arunagiri Natha.  Tamil Songs.
Tiruppugazh Devotees' Group, New Delhi. Translation and prose rendering, my own. )

Arunachala Siva.