Oh! my Periyar
You were flowing freely on Idukki's Lap
Hills Kuravan and Kurathi pat Periyar in the cradle
To make the place brighten with lights
there came an arch block
How sad it is for you!!!!
You cannot flow freely
You are imprisoned without any deadline
You have knocked the walls for years.
No listeners found,except the sky...
Sky was hearing your pain for years...
Sky could not tolerate the pain you shared with her
sky cried....cried louder.....
shutters opened and you came out with great joy
Even though your ways were blocked,
you didn't find difficulty in making your own way.
You oozed out with your maximum power
and enjoyed the joy of freedom.
The sky became happy and stopped crying.
oh! shutters closed and you are imprisoned again to spread light
oh! my Periyar,
you have sacrificed your freedom to light up the earth...
Sky is hearing your pain.