Malaimarundhaai oLir Arunachala
Oh Arunachala, who stands tall and shines as a mountain of grace, once the stupefied ignorance resulting from ‘I am the body’ identification is wiped out by your “mountain medicine”, will I be subject to it again? (No I won’t, is implied).
Arunachala, you who are the mountain of medicine [malai means both mountain and the state of stupefaction/awe/consternation], once you compassionately administered the medicine to remove my identification with the body (dhegathma bhavam) and the awe/stupefication from it, will I get deluded by this world?
‘Malai marundhu’ (mountain medicine), like medicine for bodily ailments, is medicine for body-identification. Applying this medicine is to eliminate the identification with the body and administering wisdom of experience, gnana anubhavam’.
Why are you standing in awe (malaippu), when you are the medicine for my consternation (malaippu)? Arunachala, you are immortal wisdom (gnana sanjivi - where sanjivi is someone who is immortal, like Lord Hanuman who is said to be blessed with eternal life), please give me the medicine to cure my consternation, it is because of delusion that such consternation occurs. Do come quickly and give me the medicine (malai marundhu).
When you, with Parvati Devi on your left side, shine as mountain medicine in my heart, will I be stupefied/awed by material life of this world? (No, I won’t be, is implied.)