Staring at the face of death, Appar thundered in defiance,
Making Death Himself shake with fear,
Never bowing down to anyone in submission.
The hymns sang by Navukkarasar for the betterment of the world
Are the essence of Ambrosia that strengthens the soul.
He put forth his courageous self even when dragged to the depths of the sea,
His is the soul that never trembles even if he has to face mountains crumbling from above,
Such is the steady and calm demeanor of Navukkarasar
The graceful Tamil Poet,
Whom the world reveres with glorious praise.
Note: The above mentioned verses are the translation of the Tamil Venbas posted here