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September 12, 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 has no anthropomorphic idols or images.

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 661

உடற்பிணி யனைத்தையு முயிர்ப்பிணி யனைத்தையு

மடர்ப்பறத் தவிர்த்த வருட்சிவ மருந்தே!

The

Medicine

Of

Pure

Intelligence,

Which

Certainly

Averted

All

Ailments

Of

My

Body

And

Soul,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

This couplet continues the series of couplets on மணி (Gemstone), மந்திரம் (Mantra), and மருந்து (Medicine). The OmniLight and its revelatory and other powers are described in terms of these three central metaphors of precious gemstone, mantra, and medicine.

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.