Old Tamil Poetry

Translations of Tamil Poetic works that span 2000 years

Kambaramayanam – 6443

As He – who’s so distant that even Brahma can’t find – laughed,
wise Prahaladan who’d proclaimed, “I’ll find and show Him”,
danced; sobbed; sang excitedly; raised hands over his head;
fell at His feet; ran around, stomped the earth and jumped.

“நாடி நான் தருவென் “ என்ற  நல் அறிவாளன், நாளும்
தேடி நான்முகனும் காணாச்  சேயவன் சிரித்தலோடும்,
ஆடினான்; அழுதான்; பாடி  அரற்றினான்; சிரத்தில் செங்கை
சூடினான்; தொழுதான்; ஓடி  உலகெலாம் துகைத்தான், துள்ளி.

As Narasimha (half man, half lion) appeared in the pillar Hiranyan broke, Prahaladan was overtaken by excitement. He ran around, danced, sobbed, and jumped up and down.


Narasimha slaying Hiranyan. Prahaladan is at left hand bottom corner. At Belur, Karnataka.

This is a sculpture of Narasimha slaying Hiranyan, in Belur Temple (Karnataka). You can see Prahaladan praying at the left hand side bottom corner.

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