Thursday, 10 December 2015

When I was born - Karaikkal Ammaiyar

When I was born and learned to speak
I was overcome with love
And I reached your red feet
Lord of gods, lord with the splendid black throat
Will sorrow never end?

Karaikkal Ammaiyar (6th century) India
The red feet are those of Shiva - the feet of the gods are the most accessible part for humans, and reaching a God's feet is reaching salvation.

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