Song: Eruvaay Karuvay (Tiruppugazh)
Genre: Carnatic | Indian
Event: April 17 2010 Guru Sishya Concert at Sanatan Dharma Kendra, Sunnyvale, CA
eruvAy karuvAy thanilE uruvAy
idhuvE payirAy …… viLaivAgi
ivarpOy avarAy avarpOy ivarAy
idhuvE thodarbAy …… veRipOla
oruthAy iruthAy pala kOdiyathAy
udanE avamAy …… azhiyAdhE
orukAl murugA paramA kumarA
uyir kAvenavOdh …… aruL thArAy
murugAvena Ortharam OdhadiyAr
mudimEl iNaithAL …… aruLvOnE
munivOr amarOr muRaiyO enavE
mudhusUrura mEl …… vidum vElA
thirumAl biramA aRiyAdhavar seer
siRuvA thirumAl …… marugOnE
sezhu mA madhil sEr azhagAr pozhil sUzh
thiru veezhiyil vAzh …… perumALE.
Like a speck of manure and as a foetus in the womb,
a human form was taken, and
that developed into a full-grown body.
Those who were present yesterday are gone tomorrow;
and those who died yesterday are born again today.
This cycle goes on and on like mad.
Searching for one mother, two mothers
and a million mothers (in innumerable births),
and then decaying as a total waste – this I do not want.
At least once, I should be able to implore “Muruga! The Supreme One! Kumara! Save me” –
You only can grant me that attitude.
If Your devotees say MurugA once,
You grant the grace of placing Your two feet on their head.
When the sages and the DEvAs screamed at Your feet saying “Is this (SUran’s tyranny) fair?”,
You threw Your Spear to pierce the heart of SUran.
Vishnu and BrahmA could not fathom the feet nor find the head of SivA;
You are that SivA’s son and Vishnu’s nephew.
Surrounded by strong fortresses and
encircled by beautiful groves is the town,
Thiruveezhimizhalai* which is Your abode, Oh Great One!