manniyaseer mArgazhiyil kEttaiyindRu mAnilaththeer
ennidhanukku yERRamenil uraikkEn – thannu pugazh
mAmaRaiyOn thoNdaradippodi AzhwAr piRappAl
nAnmaRaiyOr koNdAdum nAL
O’ the people of this world! If you ask me what makes today (Margazhi kEttai) a glorious day, I will tell you. It is on this day that the scholars well versed in the four vedas celebrate the birth of the illustrious Thondaradippodi Azhwar into a vedic brahmin family.
Tamil translation available here.