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June 4, 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 1872. It is not a Hindu temple and ought not to be considered one. It has no anthropomorphic idols or images.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 459

வீடுக ளெல்லாம் விதிநெறி விளங்க

ஆடல்செய் தருளு மரும்பெரும் பொருளே!

Domains

Of

Existence,

And

Their

Laws,

Ends

Of

Living,

Forms

Of

Liberation,

And

Their

Principles,

Pathways,

Means

Of

Achievement,

Illuminated

By

The

Gracious

Dance

Of

Incomparable Vast OmniLight Reality!

Note: The supremely compassionate dynamic activity (which takes the forms of creation, protection, destruction, concealment, and revelation) of OmniLight is described in the Arutperunjothi Agaval in terms of “Gracious Dance” or “Dance of Grace”.

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 couplets.