His form is everywhere: all pervading in His Shiva-Shakti:
Chidambaram is everywhere, everywhere His dance:
As Shiva is all and omnipresent,
Everywhere is Shiva’s gracious dance made manifest.
His fivefold dances are temporal and timeless.
His fivefold dances are His Five Activities.
By His grace He performs the five acts,
This is the sacred dance of Uma-Sahaya.
He dances with Water, Fire, Wind and Ether,
Thus our Lord dances ever in the court.
Our Lord dances His eternal dance.
The form of the Shakti is all delight –
The united delight is Uma’s body:
This form of the Shakti arising in time
And uniting the twain is the dance.
His body is Akash, the dark cloud therein is Muyalaka,
The eight quarters are His eight arms,
The three lights are His three eyes,
Thus becoming, He dances in our body as the congregation.
The dancing foot, the sound of the tinkling bells,
The songs that are sung and the varying steps,
The form assumed by our Dancing Gurupara –
Find out these within yourself, then shall your fetters fall away.