Simple Word for Word meanings
kanaiththu iLam kaRRu erumai kanRukku irangicalling out, young crying buffaloes, for the calves showing motherlyaffectionninaiththu mulai vazhiyE ninRu paal cOrathinking (of those calves)(their) breasts-through them-standing milk flows.nanaithth illam cER aakkum naR celvan thangaay Wet (now the) house swampy has become. (Oh you) good prosperous cowherdsister (of Lord Krishna's friend)!pani ththalai vIzha nin vaacaR kadai paRRicmist (on our) heads (is) falling (and we)your outside entrance (are)holdingon to.cinath thinaal thenn ilangaik kOmaanaic ceRRa because of anger Southern Lanka's ruler (was) destroyed (by the Lord)manath thukku iniyaanaip paadavum nI vaay thiRavaay For the mind sweet thoughts we are singing. You mouth(are)not openingini ththaan ezhundhiraay eedh enna pEr uRakkam Now at least wake up . What is this big sleep ?naithth illath aarum maRindhu Other house people none (of them have) forgotten ? (They are awake)El Or empaavaay Come (Let us do) (the penance of) paavai nOmbu
Pasuram 12, Andal’s friend, who is still asleep and being woken up, is called
Nar-chelvam thangaai (3
line), the sister of one who is possessed by great(spiritual) wealth. He is busy with other duties (serving the Lord) and has notattended to the daily duty of milking the numerous she-buffalos that the familyowns. Their udders are overflowing and they are yearning for their calves to suck them. The milk is streaming out and has made a messy puddle in front of thehouse. Hence, her friends cannot enter into the house to wake her up. They arestanding out in the cold, holding the gates to the house, with dew (of the coldMargazhi month) falling over their heads and making them wet. Their feet are wetas well by stepping into the muddy milk puddle. They are singing the glories of theLord by invoking the names of Rama, who killed Ravana, the ruler of the kingdomof Lanka to the south. Still, this friend refuses to get up, open the door, and join
them. Why this deep slumber still? Isn’t it time to get up and join your friends?