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: 752

கருவெளி யனைத்துங் கதிரொளி விளங்கிட

உருவெளி நடுவே யொளிர்தரு விளக்கே!

The

Divine

Lamp,

Which

Sheds

Rays

Of

Illumination

Throughout

The

Dark

Germinal,

Generative

Space,

By

Its

Light

In

The

Space

Of

Forms,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This is also a cryptic couplet which affirms the existence of two more kinds of spaces, the “கருவெளி” (karuveli) or dark germinal or generative space in which things originate in amorphousness and the “உருவெளி” (uruveli) or the space in which forms are constituted.

This couplet affirms that the OmniLight sheds rays of illumination in the dark germinal or generative space by its luminous presence in the space in which forms are constituted.

This suggests that there is some kind of link between the dark germinal or generative space and the space in which forms are constituted.

This couplet continues a new series which uses the metaphor of lamp to describe the illuminative or enlightening powers of the OmniLight.

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.