Hymns of Thayumanavar
The Loved Damsel That Flourisheth in the Mountain (2/8)
In the alluring talk of women,
Consumate in deceit
In their slender waist,
In their practised gait,
In their fish-eyed look,
In their milk-like words,
In the tilak on their crescent-like forehead,
In the silky garment they wear,
In the perfumed powder they besmear,
In their feet,
In their fullsome breast above,
In the standing pose they adoptmd
In all these let me not allow my senses enter
And wander at will.
In knowledge, in patience,
In the company of Thine devotees,
In constant devotion,
In love of unflagging jnana true,
In the fragrance of Thy Twin Feet,
Will Thou grant Thy Grace
For my thoughts to enter?
Thou, Lady of flourishing Thevai *!
Oh! Daughter that was born
As the eye's apple of the Mountain King!
Oh! Malai Valar Kadali Uma Maiden!
 Rameshwaram - near Point Calimere, South India.