Ayyappan theeyattil-a Malayalam Krithi
Dr.V.R.Prabodha Chandran Nayar
(Theeyattu is ritual of worship followed in certain temples dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, who is one of the most important Gods worshipped in Kerala.)
Thalam Thisra eka
Ayyappan theeyattil , chenda melathilen,
Meyyellam kori tharichu pokum ,
Poyyalla ninne jnan kanum kalathil,
Yennayya varnanchitha roopanai
In the ritual worship of lord Ayyappa , hearing the sound of drums ,
My entire body would get benumbed.
It is not a lie , I would see in the Kalam (ground of worship) ,
As a person who has been decorated by various colours.
Neyyabishekathal suprasannasyanai ,
Ayyappa, nee arulukename,
Meyyariyaam grahya moortha swaroopame ,
Veyyavathi prabha kaakename.
Greatly pleased by the anointing in ghee ,
Oh Ayyappa , t you should shower your grace ,
For knowing the truth ,oh God who has a form simple to understand,
Oh God who has luster greater themn the Sun , please protect me.
Dharmathil ninnu vyathichalicheedolen ,
Karmangal , yennalla narmangalum,
Dharma sasthave , nee allathillarum,
Dharma prabodhakam deepamai may.
Let not my activities move away ,
From Dharma and not even from my sport ,
Oh Dgharma Satha , I do not have any one except you,
To show me like a lamp the wisdom of Dharma