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.
Full Moon (Tamil: பூரண மதி) over the ocean

Ludwig Lanckow (1845 – 1908) – Landscape under a full moon (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Arutperunjothi Agaval: Couplet: 756

தண்ணிய வமுதே தந்தென துளத்தே

புண்ணியம் பலித்த பூரண மதியே!

The

Divine

Full

Moon,

Which

Bestowed

The

Cool

Ambrosia

Of

Arul

Or

Grace,

And

Fructified

The

Fortune

Of

Virtue

And

Good

Karma

In

My

Heart,

OmniLight Of Supreme Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet begins the quartet of couplets (four couplets) which invoke the Moon and its waxing phases as a symbol of the benevolent and alleviating powers of the OmniLight.

The word “தண்” (Thun) at the start of this couplet signifies not only rejuvenating or restorative coolness, associated with the full moon’s rays, but also grace or divine compassion (அருள் – Arul).

The word “அமுது” (Amoodhu) signifying divine ambrosia recurs in many lines in this Arutperunjothi Agaval. It is bestowed by the OmniLight and destroys despair, disease, decrepitude, and death.

The word “புண்ணியம்” (pooniyum) at the start of the second line signifies not only virtue, but also good karma from previous lives.

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.