"I am servitor of the servitors of Satthi
Of heroic anklet, the Prince of Varinjaiyoor."
- The Tiru-th-Tonda-th-Tokai.
1. Varinjaiyoor is in the Cauvery realm of the Cholas
Who by the puissance of their sole sceptre, erected
Columns of victory in all the eight directions and reigned;
In this city from the stalks of lotuses weeded out
By farmers, honey streamed forth and filled the tanks. (4039)
2. In the truthful clan of Velaalas of Varanjaiyoor
He came to be born to invest it with greater glory;
He was a servitor unto the ankleted and redemptive
Feet of the Lord who could not be comprehended
By Brahma and other Devas. (4040)
3. He was endowed with the valiancy to pull out
The tongue of him who, in this world, slandered the servitors
Of the Heavenly Father, and slice it away;
He was called Satthiyaar. (4041)
4. He would forcibly pull out with tongs the tongues
Of blasphemous sinners and cut them away
With sharp knives; thus he flourished loftily
In the way of loving servitorship. (4042)
5. Poised in such manly and divine servitorship
He served, in love his cause for many many days
In this ever-during world; thus, even thus,
He performed the redemptive servitorship
For the river-crested Lord. (4043)
6. He, the heroic and divine serviteur, performed
This true service, freed from doubt; thus he reached
The holy shade cast by the feet of the Lord of the Ambalam
Who dances for the deliverance of the world. (4044)
7. Bowing at the feet of Satthiyaar who would slice away
To tongues of those that did not speak well
Of the Lord’s servitors, we would now describe the glory
Of Aiyatikal, the holy Kaatavar of great tapas. (4045)
1. Varinjiyoor: Keezh-Velur (Kivaloor) is a famous town. South-east of this place
is a village called Puducchery. Varanjiyoor is to be reached from Puducchery.
In the temple, the idol of Satthi Naayanaar is installed.
3-4. According to Tondar Adippodi Aazhwar, blasphemy is punishable with death.
(Thalaiyai aangke aruppathe karumam kandaai Arangkamaanakarulaane.)
Here ends the Puranam of Satthi Naayanaar
Sincere thanks to Sri. T N Ramachandran of thanjavur, for permitting his English rendering of the holy text periyapurANam be published here.