Ponnana deivame –A prayer in Tamil to Ayyappa
1.Ponnana deivame , yennalum yengalai ,
Kathida vendumappa Ayyappa.
1.Oh Golden god , Oh Ayyappa , forever ,
You have to protect us, oh God,
You have to protect us , Oh God.
2.Nethiyil thiruneerum, bhakthiyaal panineerum,
Naan ynakku tharuvenappa, Ayyappa,
Naan unakku tharuvenappa.
2 Sacred ash on the forehead and rose water with devotion
Would be given by me , Oh lord , Ayyappa
I would give you, oh lord
3.oyamal ozhiyamal un pugazh pada ,
Varam tharuvai Ayyappa yenakku ,
Varam tharuvai, Ayyappa
3.Without time break and without rest to sing your fame,
Give me a boon Ayyappa,
Give a boon , Ayyappa
4.Karthigai madhathil karpooram yeththiye ,
Saranangal paadeeduduven , Ayyappa,
4.In the month of Kathigai, after lighting the camphor ,
I would sing “I surrender” , Ayyappa,
I would sing “I surrender”.
5.Chandana pottittu sadaa un pakkathil,
Irunthida thondruthappa, nilayai ,
5.Along with a thilak of Sandal I would like to sit,
Always on your side oh god, Oh Ayyappa,
I want to sit by your side .
6.Kuzhandhayai nee irunthaal , kumkuma pottittu ,
Konjida thondruthappa , Unnaye,
6.If you remain as a baby, putt ing a thilak of Saffron,
I would like to fondle you , Oh God,
I would like to like to fondle.
7.Erumeli thannile pettakal aadiye ,
Viraivinil varuvomappa ,Unnai kana ,
7.After dancing Pettai dance in Erumeli ,
We would come speedily, oh god , to see you.
WE would come speedily.
8.vandhanam pala cheithu , vaavarai valam vandhu ,
Vanangiye varuvomappa , Ayyappa,
8.After saluting yoy several times , after going round Vavar,
We would come saluting you , oh God , Oh Ayyappa,
We would come saluting you.
9.Panbayil neeradi , Annadhanavum cheithu ,
Deepangal parthiduvom ,Laksha,
9.After taking bath in Pamba and after giving food as charity,
We would see a lakh lamps,
We would see lamps.
10.Pathinettam padi mele yeri vanthu nangal,
Abhishegam seivom appa , Unakku ,
10.After climbing the eighteen steps , we would,
Do anointing to you oh god,
Do anointing , Oh God.
11.Thai mudhal naal andru , Ponnambala mettil,
Jyothiyai kaanvomappa , Makara ,
11.On the first day of Thai month , On the golden mountain,
We would see the Makara li
ght of your flame , Oh God,
Light of your flame , Oh God.