Hymns of Thayumanavar
You traverse with speed of thought
To the cardinal directions all
And to the farthest points in firmament's compass.
Yourself, a Virtue Mountain,
You reach the mighty Golden Meru *
And sport in the distant poles
Like the valorous God that holds the discus *.
Even as the ceremonial sip of water before a meal
You can drink the roaring waters of the seven seas.
You can take Indra Loka *
And the mighty Iravada * elephant
And play with them like a ball.
You can reduce the Spaces Vast
To a tiny mustard seed
And show the Eight Primal Mountain Ranges * beyond.
You can perform miraculous feats greater far.
For such as you,
Is it a feat to appear before this slave?
O! Thou of the Siddha Elite of Divine Light,
That have reached the Vedanta-Siddhanta accord high !
 A fabulous mountain said to be at the North Pole.
 The domain of the king of celestials.
 Indra's mount, a white elephant.
 These are said to be the girdles and supporters of the earth.
They are variously nomenclatured by various authorities.
One account mentions them thus:
1) Malayavam on the East 2) Gandhamedan on the West 3) Nishathe,
4) Hemattenda and 5) Himalaya on the South 6) Nila, 7) Sveda and
8) Sringa on the North of Meru.
Another account gives as follows:
1) Kailas 2) Himalaya 3) Mandara 4) Vindhya 5) Nisheda 6) Hemakuda
7) Nilagiri 8) Gandhamalan