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April 16, 2021

OmniLight Invocations 365

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சத்திய ஞான சபை (Sathiya Gnana Sabhai) or The Great Hall of Truth-Knowledge, and place of special manifestation of OmniLight, designed by Ramalingam without any formal training in architecture. It was constructed in 1871 and opened to the public in January 1872It is not a Hindu temple and ought not to be considered one. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.
A reconstructed portrait of Chidambaram Ramalingam
Adi Shankaracharya (c. 700 – c. 750 CE) and his disciples – Painting by Raja Ravi Varma (1848 – 1906)

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 529

கேட்பவை யெல்லாங் கேட்பித் தெனுள்ளே

வேட்கையின் விளங்கும் விமலசற் குருவே!

Inwardly

Inspiring

Inquiry

Into

That

Which

Is

Investigated,

Enabling

Inquiry,

And

Illuminating

My

Inquisitiveness,

Indwelling

Immaculate OmniLight True Guru!

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