Song 266 - kUndhal avizhththu (thiruththaNigai)
kUnthala vizhththumu diththumi nukkikaL
pAynthavi zhikkumai yittumi rattikaL
kOmpupa daiththamo zhiccholpa raththaiyar ...... puyameethE
kOngupa daiththatha naththaiya zhuththikaL
vAnjaiyu Raththazhu vicchilu kittavar
kUnpiRai yoththana kakkuRi vaippavar ...... palanALum
eenthapo rutpeRa icchaiyu raippava
rAnthuNai yatRazhu kaikkura littava
reengisai yutRava lakkuNa mattaikaL ...... poruLtheeril
Engiyi dakkadai yitRaLi vaippavar
pAngaka lakkaru Naikkazhal petRida
Eenthilai yeppadi naRkathi pukkida ...... laruLvAyE
kAnthaLma larththodai yittethir vittoru
vEnthuku rakkara Naththodu mattidu
kANdipa acchutha nuththama saRkuNan ...... marukOnE
kAngisai mikkama Rakkodi vetRiyil
vAngiya mukkani sarkkarai mokkiya
kAnkani muRkiyal kaRpaka maikkari ...... yiLaiyOnE
thEnthinai viththina rutRida vetRilai
vEngaima raththezhi laikkodu niRpava
thEnsoli yaippuNa rappuna mutRuRai ...... kuvaivAnan
theeNduka zhaiththira LutRathu thutRidu
vEngaitha niRkuva Laicchunai sutRalar
sErnthathi ruththaNi kaippathi veRpuRai ...... perumALE.
......... Meaning .........
kUnthal avizhththu mudiththu minukkikaL: They deliberately loosen their hair and retie it into a knot in the manner of showing-off.
pAyntha vizhikku maiyittu mirattikaL: They apply black pigment to their rolling eyes and intimidate people with their looks.
kOmpu padaiththa mozhic chol paraththaiyar: The speech of these whores betrays anger.
puyam meethE kOngu padaiththa thanaththai azhuththikaL: They press the shoulders of their suitors with the sharp bud-like breasts appearing to be made of solid-wood.
vAnjai uRath thazhuvic chiluku ittavar: They embrace their suitors willingly and later raise a racket, causing misery.
kUn piRai oththa nakak kuRi vaippavar pala nALum eentha poruL peRa icchai uraippavar: They make nail-marks of the shape of a curved crescent moon. They openly express their desire to be paid more than the usual amount offered to them for many days.
Am thuNai atRa azhukaik kural ittavar eengisai utRa avalak kuNa mattaikaL: When they see that their desire is not fulfilled, they resort to whining. They are useless, bent upon causing misery by their misdeeds.
poruL theeril Engi idakkadaiyil tha(L)Li vaippavar: Once the suitors run out of money, they banish them out of the house making them feel wretched.
pAngu akalak karuNaik kazhal petRida eenthilai eppadi naR kathi pukkidal aruLvAyE: To enable me to get rid of the liaison with such whores, You are yet to grant me Your hallowed and gracious feet. Kindly tell me how I could ever reach the righteous path.
kAnthaL malarth thodai ittu ethir vittu oru vEnthu kurakku araNaththodu mattidu kANdipa acchuthan uththama saRkuNan marukOnE: Making Sugreeva wear the garland of the daffodils (KAnthaL), He sent him to a duel with the matchless monkey-king, VAli; He then killed that VAli with His bow GANdeepam; He is Lord RAmA, possessing all virtues, and You are His nephew, Oh Lord!
kAngisai mikka maRak kodi vetRiyil vAngiya mukkani sarkkarai mokkiya kAn ka(n)ni muRku iyal kaRpaka maik kari iLaiyOnE: He succeeded in scaring the hunter-girl, VaLLi, who was deeply in love with You; He then accepted three kinds of fruits namely, the mango, the jack fruit and the plantains and devoured them all, along with sugar; He appeared before the maiden, VaLLi, who stood alone in the forest; He is like the wish-yielding KaRpaga Tree who grants the seekers what they seek; He has a black face of the elephant; and You are the younger brother of that Lord VinAyagar!
thEm thinai viththinar utRida vetRu ilai vEngai maraththu ezhilaik kodu niRpava thEn so(l)liyaip puNarap punam utRu uRaikuvai: As soon as You learnt about the coming of the hunters, who had planted the sweet millet seeds in the field, You stood in the disguise of a beautiful and lone neem tree, Oh Lord! In order to unite with VaLLi, who is bestowed with a speech sweet as honey, You went to the field of millet (where she lived) and remained there, Oh Lord!
vAnam theeNdu kazhaith thiraL utRathu thutRidu vEngai thanil kuvaLaic chunai sutRu alar sErntha thiruththaNikaip pathi veRpu uRai perumALE.: The bamboo shoots are so tall as if they are touching the sky; near the bamboos, there are many ponds filled with lily flowers everywhere that radiate like gold; this is the shrine at ThiruththaNigai, and You are seated here, Oh Great One!