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vadavaraiyai maththaakki vaasukiyai naaNaakkik kadalvaNNan paNdorunaaL kadalvayiRu kalakkinaiyE kalakkiyakai asOthaiyaar kadaikayiRRaal kattuNkai malarkkamala undhiyaay maayamO marutkaiththE
aRuporuL ivanenRE amararkaNam thozhuthEththa uRupasi_onRu inRiyE ulakadaiya uNdanaiyE uNdavaay kaLavinaan uRiveNNey uNdavaay vaN_thuzhaay maalaiyaay maayamO marutkaiththE
thiraNdamarar thozhuthEththum thirumaalnin sengamala iraNdadiyaan moovulakum iruLtheera nadandhanaiyE nadandha_adi panchavarkkuth thoodhaaka nadandha_adi madangalaay maaRattaay maayamO marutkaiththE
moovulakum eeradiyaan muRainirambaa vakaimudiyath thaaviya sEvadi sEppath thambiyodum kaanpOndhu sO_araNum pOrmadiyath thollilangai kattazhiththa sEvakan_seer kELaatha sevi_enna seviyE thirumaal_seer kELaatha sevi_enna seviyE
periyavanai maayavanaip pErulakam ellaam virikamala undhiyudai viNNavanaik kaNNum thiruvadiyum kaiyum thiruvaayum seyya kariyavanaik kaaNaatha kaNNenna kaNNE kaN_imaiththuk kaaNpaartham kaNNenna kaNNE
matamthaazhum nenchaththuk kanchanaar vancham katandhaanai nooRRuvarpaal naaRRisaiyum pORRap patarndhu aaraNam muzhangap panchavarkkuth thoodhu nadandhaanai Eththaatha naavenna naavE naaraayaNaa ennaa naavenna naavE
1 - The northern hills(vadavarai) called the Meru as stirrer(mathu) and with Vasuki as rope(nAn) and stirring the ocean is the description of the getting the nectar. The hand that stirred the ocean and bound by Yasoda's backyard rope, turned as a flowery cart (undhi-cart) is a magic (mayamo), we are zapped (marutkai).
2 - The devas(amarakanam) believed that this guy is a treasure in every way and worshipped him giving up every type of hunger. The mouth that ate the stolen butter from pot (kalvinal urivennai undavaai) and turned it into dark thulasi and left us zapped.
3 - The devas(thirandamarar) worhipped the red lotus feet of your feet of Vishnu (Thirumal/perumal). You walked the 3 worlds with two feet to end darkness(irultheera)(describes Vamana Avatarma where Thrivikrama measures the world with two feet and hence humbles Mahabali.) The feet magically transformed into letter carrier and left us zapped when he went as messenger of the 5 men to carry the letter.
4 - One who left the walking the three worlds incomplete in the Vamana avataram continued it in Rama avataram. The feet that leaped together with his brother to forest and in the end destroyed the old Lanka. Oh! what is the use of the ears if they don't hear the greatness of the Sevakan (protector (Vishnu) and also servant(Hanuman)). What is the use of the ears(sevi) which cannot hear the greatness (seer) of Vishnu (Thirumaal).
5 - The world(perulakam) and heavens(vinnaviaik kaanum) looked Balarama(periyavan) and Krishna(mayavan). Thiruvadium(feet) kaiyum(hand), and mouth(thiru-vayum) seyya(worked). Oh! what are those eyes which don't see the darkie(krishna). What use are the eyes which don't look at him stunned(kan-imaithu).
6 - He crossed the person Sagging breasts(madamthazhum Nenjam) who came with a vengence refers to the person (who tried to breastfeed and kill Krishna) ended up encontering the 100 which lead to war in all four directions with a blow of conch. What use is of the tongue which doesn't praise the person who was messenger as for 5? What use is of the tongue which doesn't chant his name?
Song performed for karnATik by Anusha Sreeram.