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October 7, 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: 764

தூய்மையா லெனது துரிசெலா நீக்கிநல்

வாய்மையாற் கருணை மழைபொழி மழையே!

Outpouring

Impeccable

Rain

Of

Divine

Compassion,

Which

Cleansed

Me

Of

Defects

By

Means

Of

Truth

And

Good,

OmniLight Of Divine Compassion!

Notes:

This couplet continues the pentad of couplets (five couplets) which use rain as a symbol of the cleansing and rejuvenating powers of the outpouring compassion of the OmniLight.

The Tamil word “வாய்மை” (vaaymai) signifies truth and good, including locutions which are true and beneficial.

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.