Translated by P. R. Ramachander
The big bull on which Lord Shiva rides. Before entering the temple of Shiva we are to take his permission.
Nandikesa Maha Bhaga, Shiva dhyana parayana,
Gowri sankara sevartham Anugnam dathumarhasi.
Oh Lord Nandi who is Lord of all bulls,
Who is immersed in prayer of Shiva,
Please give me permission,
To worship Lord Sankara with his consort Gowri.