muththaiththaru paththith thirunakai aththikkiRai:
"You are the Consort of DEvayAnai* with a beautiful smile and lovely teeth looking like pearls!
You are SaravaNabhava holding the powerful spear called SakthivEl!
muththikkoru viththuk gurupara:
You are the foremost seed for the Heaven" -
enavOthum mukkatpara maRku:
so praises Lord SivA, with three eyes (the Sun, the Moon and the Fire-Agni);
suruthiyin muRpattathu kaRpiththu:
to that SivA, You preached the fundamental ManthrA OM earlier than the VEdAs
iruvarum muppaththumu varkkath thamararum adipENap:
while the other two of the Trinity (BrahmA and Vishnu), along with thirty three crores of DevAs, watched (Your preaching) and worshipped Your feet!
paththuththalai thaththak kaNaithodu:
He shot an arrow to scatter the ten heads of RAvaNA (RAmAvathAram);
otRaikkiri maththaip poruthoru:
He churned the milky ocean with the incomparable Mount Manthara (KUrmAvathAram);
pattappakal vattath thikiriyil iravAka:
He hid the Sun with His ChakrA (disc) in daytime making it night (KrishnAvathAram);
paththaRkira thaththaik kadaviya:
He drove the chariot for His friend and devotee, Arjunan (KrishnAvathAram);
pachchaippuyal mechchath thakuporuL:
and He is Lord Vishnu, the emerald-green and cloud-complexioned. You are His favourite!
patchaththodu ratchith tharuLvathum orunALE:
Will You be kind enough to come and protect me one of these days?
(The second half of this song describes Murugan's war against the demons)
In accordance with the meter 'thiththiththeya',
ap paripura nirththappatham vaiththup payiravi thikkotka nadikka:
anklets in Her feet jingled as Bhairavi (KALi) danced fiercely moving in all the eight directions;
the devils in the battlefield danced along with the eagles;
thikkuppari attap payiravar:
the eight bhairavAs protecting all directions
chithrappavu rikku thokkuththoku thokkuth thokuthoku thrikadaka enavOtha:
choreographed for this unique dance in the meter of 'thokkuththoku thokkuth thokuthoku thrikadaka';
a series of drums were beaten to the same tune;
in the battlefield, old vultures screamed
kukkukkuku kukkuk kukukuku kuththipputhai pukkup pidiyena kotputRezha:
'kukkukkuku kukkuk kukukuku, stab and bury, attack and catch' and they kept revolving around the corpses, flying upwards in circles;
natpatR RavuNarai vettippali yittu:
the hostile demons (asuras) were killed en masse; and
their mountain Krounchagiri was shattered into pieces
oththup poravala perumALE.:
when You fought the righteous war, Oh Great One!