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Sona Saila Malai - 2
« on: February 21, 2009, 12:28:45 PM »
Robert Butler has translated many verses of Sona Saila Malai of
Sivaprakasam Swamigal.  I shall give one more verse translated by him, Verse No. 55 of the original work.

Except for those who daily
work to earn the body's food
only that it may offer puja
and perform the body service to You,
and to the sapphire Maid*
will the vanquishing of Death
be easy to attain?

Your glory's such thatr when Vishnu
many yojanas** away,
bows down before Mount Kailas
his homage there to pay,
it's as if a heap of pure white rice
were being offered up by him to You
Lord Sonasailam!  Kailas's Lord!

Robert Butler further comments:  Traditonally the colour of Mount
Kailas is silver.  When Vishnu bows down before it, it is as if a heap of pure white rice, prepared from the finest paddy, were being offered up as Naivedyam to Siva-Arunachala, so small is Mount
Kailas in comparison.

* Uma, the sapphire hued goddess.

** about 13 miles.

(Source: Mountain Path, Deepam 2006)

Arunachala Siva.