OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture and constructed in 1871. It was opened to the public in January 1872. It is not a Hindu temple and ought not to be considered one. It has no idols of any kind.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: 564

இணைஇலாக் களிப்புற்று  இருந்திட எனக்கே

துணைஅடி சென்னியில் சூட்டிய தந்தையே!  

I

Am

Dwelling

In

Incomparable

Delight,

Due

To

The

Divine

Benevolent

Feet

Set

On

My

Head,

By The OmniLight Father Of Supreme Compassion!

Note: துணைஅடி (Thunai adi), or the “Divine Feet”, is a symbol of Divine beauty and refuge worthy of worship by devotees.

The Arutperunjothi Agaval is Ramalingam’s magnum opus of enlightenment poetry composed in 798 couplets in 1872. In later posts, I will offer commentaries on these verses.