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Tirupalli Ezuchchi - 4
« on: January 08, 2009, 11:18:48 AM »
The third verse of Tirupalli Ezhuchchi, describes various forms of
worship to Siva, like sariyai, (service), kiriyai, (devotion), yoga (breath
control), and Jnana (self enquiry).

The girls sing:

The singers with yazh* are standing on one side with melodious music,
The brahmins are chanting Rig Veda mantras and Tamil Stotrams,
Some others are standing, holding in their hands closely knit flower
Some are praying you with folded hands, some others are crying with
  emotions, some are wrenching their bodies in ecstasy,
Some are  keeping their hands above their heads and praying to you,
O King of Tiru Perundurai!  Please also take hold of these lowly girls,
  and rule over us with abundant grace, please wake up! 

(* Yazh is a classical instrument in Tamil Nadu.  It could mean both
flute or a type of violin. There were violins designed in the form of
fish, crab, tortoise etc.,)

Arunachala Siva.